JOHNSTON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Youngstown man was killed in a crash in Trumbull County early Monday morning.
The driver, 28-year-old Demetrius Nored, was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Ridge Road and State Route 88 in Johnston Township.
Troopers said Nored was driving a 2016 Dodge Challenger north on Ridge Road and speeding, at times over 100 miles per hours, when he hit a tree and a utility pole, causing the tree to split in half. The car went airborne and rolled over.
Investigators still don’t know exactly what speed Nored was going when he hit the tree.
“On Route 11, one of my troopers checked them at a high rate of speed. We never even got close to the vehicle. They lost sight of him, and here he had turned on Ridge Road from Route 5 and ultimately ended in the accident,” Lt. Brian Vail said. “Impairment doesn’t seem to be a factor but obviously, speed does.”
Ridge Road was closed north of Route 88 but has since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.
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