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Bellevue teen killed in accident

Register • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

A 16-year-old Bellevue boy was killed and a 17-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries when their car veered off the roadway and struck a barn off state Route 18 just outside of Bellevue. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at about 9:21 p.m. Sunday.

Garrett Holmes, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Patrol said. 

The passenger in the car, Dakota Schaffer, 17, also of Bellevue, was taken to Bellevue Hospital and later to the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Holmes was driving a 2001 Ford Focus traveling southwest on Route 18, just southwest of Bellevue. The vehicle drove off the left side of the road striking and traveling through a ditch and subsequently striking a barn, landscape rocks, and a tree.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, the Patrol said. The accident remains under investigation. 

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