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Portage County: Garrettsville teen dies in crash

8:24 PM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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NELSON TOWNSHIP -- The Ohio Highway Patrol says a fatal crash happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on State Route 88, north of state Route 305.

The drivers involved were Nicholas D. Stock, 16, of Garrettsville and Richard A. Bonner, 62, of Mantua.

Troopers say that Stock was traveling northbound on SR 88 when he lost control on wet pavement at a gradual left curve in the road.

His 1996 Toyota then slid and rotated as it went left of center, striking the front-end of the southbound Bonner vehicle, a 2011 Ford pick-up.

Stock, who was wearing  a safety belt, was fatally injured.

Bonner suffered minor injuries which did not require immediate medical treatment.

Alcohol is not suspected to be involved and the crash remains under investigation.

This is Portage County's 11th fatal crash in 2012.


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