The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

March 9, 2013

Charges pending in Ashtabula Township roll-over crash

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — An Ashtabula man was taken to a Mayfield Heights hospital being ejected from his car Thursday night on Plymouth Ridge Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Derek Messenger, 19, was driving west on Plymouth Ridge Road at about 7:40 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road and struck an embankment, according to OHP reports.

The vehicle hit several small trees, rolled over and came to rest in the middle of the road, which descends into the Ashtabula Gulf, according to the OHP.

Messenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was “totally ejected” from the vehicle, the report said.

Debris and contents of the vehicle were scattered all over the scene.

Ashtabula Township Fire Department transported Messenger to Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was later taken to Hillcrest Hospital for his injuries, reports show.

OHP Sgt. Keith Palmer did not have an update on Messenger’s condition Friday.

Charges are pending, he said.


Text Only
Local News
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
Good Friday Cross Walks and Easter Egg Hunts
Spring Comes Alive
Ashtabula Spring Cleaning
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
Saturday Fun in Ashtabula County March 22, 2014
American Red Cross Ashtabula County Heroes Breakfast
Rotary Club Dodge Ball Tournament
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
End of year weather extremes
Christmas 2013
Harpersfield Barn Fire
Route 11 Rescue Plymouth Township
Ashtabula Fire
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Michael Strahan's First Day on "GMA" Amazon's Deal With HBO Leapfrogs Streaming Rivals Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes