Teen killed in Logan County single-vehicle crash


A 19-year-old from Union County, Ohio was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County early Wednesday morning. 

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Emergency crews responded to the area of County Road 153, near Township Road 145 in Jefferson Twp., Logan County around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday after the crash was reported. 

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An initial investigation found a Volkswagen sedan, driven by Austin K. Elson, 19, of Raymond, Ohio was traveling north on County Road 153, when he lost control in a curve, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car went left of center and struck a guardrail, investigators said. 

Elson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Troopers said Elson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 


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