Howland High School student killed in one-car crash in Trumbull County

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Troopers said the 17-year-old hit a guardrail and was pronounced dead at the scene

BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A Howland High School student was killed in a one-car crash in Trumbull County Wednesday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Jacob Leggett, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on State Route 7, south of King Graves Road.

Troopers said the teen driver hit a guardrail. He was wearing a seat belt.

No one else was hurt.

Troopers said they don’t think drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. They do think speed may have been a factor.

State Route 7 was closed in the area but reopened overnight.

There will be grief counselors at the high school until they’re no longer needed. Students can either call and talk to a counselor, or just show up at their school building and one will be made available.

Editor’s note: This story corrects the spelling of Jacob Leggett’s name. We’re sorry for the mistake.

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