A Collins teenager died Sunday night from undisclosed injuries he sustained as the passenger in a one-vehicle accident several hours earlier on Greenwich Milan Townline Road.
Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of 2971 Court Road, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, Lt. Jim Bryan of the state Highway Patrol said. A medical helicopter flew the Collins man from the crash site with serious injuries to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, where a coroner ruled he died at 11:09 p.m.
The driver, Steven V. Maxey, 18, of Columbus, was heading south on Greenwich Milan Townline Road when he lost control and went off the left side of the road at 5:57 p.m., Trooper Daniel Dubelko wrote in his report.
Maxey's 1993 Dodge Stealth hit a tree and utility pole before going airborne. The car then hit several more trees before it hit a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels on the east side of the road.
North Central EMS transported Maxey, who was using his seat belt, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries to his head and face, the trooper said.
"There was nothing indicating drugs or alcohol were related," Bryan said.
Five Norwalk firefighters arrived to the Hartland Township crash about 10 minutes after the accident, Capt. Don Helton wrote in his report. The firefighters established a landing zone for the helicopter and assisted paramedics with patient care.
"Everyone was out upon arrival," Helton noted.
Allgyre's death is the second fatality in a Huron County accident this year.
The first fatality was New London motorist Nicole Osterland, 27, of 1626 Murray Road, who was pronounced dead at the scene of a Feb. 2 accident on U.S. 250. Bryan said a northbound tractor-trailer lost control and hit her vehicle.
"That's something we're still working on," the post commander added.
Both crashes remain under investigation. Bryan said neither Allgyre nor Osterland was not wearing his seat belt.