The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

May 15, 2013

Crash kills Ashtabula man, toddler ejected


Star Beacon

HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP — Drivers on Route 534 watched in horror as a speeding car launched over an embankment Wednesday and crashed into a tree, killing a Ashtabula man and ejecting his 2-year-old son, Ashtabula County Coroner’s Investigator Rich Mongell said.

Zachary T. Murphy, 21, was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m., Mongell said, and witnesses found his injured son, Bentley, on the side of the road.