Teen passenger killed in Columbiana County rollover crash; troopers suspect drugs

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Highway Patrol said the car went off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail, then got back on and drifted off the left side of the road, hitting a ditch

MIDDLETON TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – There was a deadly car crash in Columbiana County Thursday night.

The victim was a 15-year-old girl, who was a passenger. The driver was identified by Highway Patrol as 18-year-old Cory Evans.

It happened around 8 p.m. on Route 154 in Middleton Township.

The car ran off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, then got back on the road, troopers said. It then went off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and embankment, hit a utility pole and rolled several times, according to Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the girl was not wearing a seat belt and was partially thrown from the car. Her identity has not been released.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt either, was not seriously hurt.

Troopers suspect drugs are a factor in the crash.

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