Alcohol believed to be factor in serious injury Port Clinton crash

PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that seriously injured two people early Sunday morning in Port Clinton, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The single-vehicle wreck happened around 4:25 a.m. on State Road west of Gypsum Road in Ottawa County.

OSHP said the driver, Roy Cox II, failed to turn right and went off State Road. The car began to spin and hit a beam supporting a billboard before coming to a stop.

Cox was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a hospital in Port Clinton, according to OSHP, before being transferred to another hospital.

A passenger inside the car, 29-year-old Casey Wadsworth, was trapped in the vehicle and removed with the Jaws-of-Life. 

Wadsworth was also not wearing a seatbelt, according to OSHP, and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No charges have been filed, but officials said alcohol is a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

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