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Norton: One dead after car goes into Silver Creek Park

7:48 PM, May 15, 2012   |    comments
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NORTON -- Police here tell Channel 3 that a fatal car accident has Silver Creek Metro Park closed, between Hametown Road and Medina Line Road.

A park ranger confirmed earlier that a car went into Silver Creek.

The Summit County Medical Examiner has confirmed that one person, a woman, has died after a car plunged into Silver Creek. A member of the woman's family asked the media not to release her name at this time.

Channel 3 watched as a black Ford Mustang was taken on a flatbed from the park.

In a statement released just before 6 p.m., the Medical Examiner said that, at about 1:32 pm, the Norton Fire and Police Department personnel were called to the Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton for a vehicle that had gone into the lake.

Dive team members located the vehicle and removed a woman from inside the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene at  2:43 pm.

The Barberton and Norton Police Departments, as well as the Norton Fire Department, are involved in the incident.


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