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Patrol: Driver in fatal crash had alcohol, marijuana in system

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol has received the blood test results from Morgan Jevec, the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal collision in downtown Bellevue.

Jevec's blood-alcohol concentration was .136 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for Ohio drivers is .08 percent.

In addition, Jevec's blood tested at 8.89 ng/ml for marijuana. The per se limit for marijuana is 5 ng/ml.

Jevec, 24, of Massillon, was driving a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis at a high rate of speed west on U.S. 20 at 11:11 p.m. Sept. 17 when he entered the city limits and slammed the vehicle into a back of a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer that was stopped for a traffic light at the North Sandusky Street intersection, troopers said. The collision caused both vehicles to catch on fire, and the driver of the Blazer, Tracy Albright, 36, of Bellevue, died as a result.

Jevec and his passengers — three men from Canton — suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospitals.

Travis Roach, 54, of Bellevue, was treated and released at the scene for injuries sustained when his Buick was hit by Jevec's Grand Marquis after the first collision.

The crash report and investigation details are being sent to the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Charges are pending the review.

Look for the full story in Friday's Norwalk Reflector.

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