HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Canton woman is dead after the vehicle she was riding in crashed Sunday night on Interstate 90, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ashtabula Post.
The crash occurred at about 8 p.m. in Harpersfield Township, just east of Route 534, according to OHP reports.
Karly M. Steele, 27, of Canton, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer that exited the roadway and flipped over several times before coming to rest. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office.
Keith Rochefort, 44, also of Canton, was driving the SUV east on I-90 when he lost control of the vehicle.
Steele was partially ejected and appeared to have died from blunt-force trauma injuries to the head, according to the coroner’s report.
Her body was sent to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Troopers said it does not appear seat belts were in use.
It also does not appear alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, the OHP reports.
This crash remains under investigation.