Medina County: 16-year-old boy dies after head-on collision with two cars

The incident is still under investigation, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

MEDINA, Ohio – A 16-year-old youth died of injuries sustained in a frontal crash that occurred Sunday morning in Medina County.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, Ohio State Highway Patrol troops were dispatched to Friendsville Road near US Route 224 in Westfield Township in response to a major accident involving a 2007 Toyota Yaris and a Ford Flex 2019.

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After investigating the scene, it is believed the Yaris was heading south on Friendsville Road when it crossed the double yellow center lines to pass a vehicle in front of it. During this attempt, the Yaris rammed the northbound Flex head-on.

The accident resulted in a fire from the Yaris which spread to the Flex.

The driver of the Yaris was a 16-year-old from Fredericksburg. Highway Patrol said he was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 16-year-old has since passed away from his injuries.

The Flex had three passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The driver, Amy C. Seibel, 37, of Lodi suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. Seibel’s children, ages 5 and 7, also suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. All three were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The incident is still under investigation, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.