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Huron woman dies in one-car crash

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

A Huron woman died Saturday morning in a one-car crash on Frailey Road in Vermilion Township, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said. 

Ellen Gaskalla, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

She was driving a 2003 PT Cruiser south on Frailey Road when at about 11:50 a.m., just north of Darrow Road, the vehicle went off the right side of the road, Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Wentworth said. 

Gaskalla overcorrected to get the vehicle back onto the road, but the maneuver caused the car to flip onto its side, ejecting her from the vehicle and into a ditch on the east side of the road. The car also rolled into the ditch, striking Gaskalla before it came to rest upright.      

Gaskalla was not wearing a seat belt, Wentworth said.  

The vehicle sustained only moderate damage, its roof and sides slightly dented and scraped. It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors, and the speed of the vehicle when it crashed is also unknown, Wentworth said. 

No one witnessed the crash, and Gaskalla was the only vehicle's only occupant. 

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