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New Franklin: Crash sends vehicle airborne, driver dies

12:24 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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NEW FRANKLIN -- A 20-year-old man died in a crash early Friday morning in which his vehicle went airborne and crashed into a tree along Cleveland-Massillon Road near Luna Lake Drive.

Troopers say Aaron Friend of Clinton was driving southbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control, went off the right side of the road and struck a culvert around 1:40 a.m. His vehicle then became airborne and hit a tree.

Friend was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.


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