AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP — A Leroy Township teenager is dead following a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Clay Street and Chapel Road, according to a press release prepared by Sgt. Larry Jones, assistant post commander Saybrook Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
On Friday morning at 11:05 a.m. a 2006 truck, driven by Anthony Tarbell, 33, of Rock Creek, was southbound on Chapel Road and ran a stop sign striking a car driven by Joshua R. Evans, 16, of Leroy Township, knocking it into a utility pole as it was eastbound on Clay Street, Jones said.
The truck driven by Tarbell then struck a 2016 Ford F-150, driven by Leo Marchand, 83, of Ashtabula that was northbound on Chapel Road approaching the stop sign at Clay Street, according to the release.
Evans was transported to UH Geneva Medical Center by Northwest Ambulance District and then flown by helicopter to UH Case Western Campus where he died, according to the release. Evans was wearing a seatbelt.
Louis Diamond, 15, of Painesville, a passenger in Evan's car, was taken to UH Geneva Medical Center by Northwest Ambulance District then flown to UH Rainbow Children's Campus in Cleveland.
Jones said Diamond's injuries were not life-threatening and he was expected to be released from the hospital Monday.
Tarbell was transported to UH Geneva Medical Center by Jefferson EMS and Marchand was taken to Ashtabula County Medical Center, both with non-life threatening injuries, according to the press release.
"Clay Street and Chapel Road is a four-way intersection with stop signs clearly marked for traffic on Chapel Road. There are no stop signs for traffic on Clay Street," Jones stated.
Jones said Tarbell voluntarily agreed to a blood test following the crash.
"Basically at this point charges are pending," he said.