The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

September 6, 2013

Geneva man killed in Perry Township crash

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The Chardon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Middle Ridge Road east of Call Road at about 5:25 a.m. Thursday in Lake County.

The 2001 Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Middle Ridge Road when it veered off the right side of the road, striking a mailbox, utility pole, and overturned on its left side onto the road.

The driver, Richard L. Cody, 59, of Geneva, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

He was transported to Tri Point Hospital.Troopers said Cody was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time.

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