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UPDATED: Port Clinton man dies from injuries

Register • Apr 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

A Port Clinton man died early Sunday following a one-vehicle crash in Margaretta Township on Wahl road near Brunner road, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Leon McCoy, 22, died at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday after the one-car crash at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

McCoy was diving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire, troopers said.

He was traveling west on Wahl Road and lost control around a curve, troopers said. At that point, his car struck a utility pole, mailbox and tree. He was ejected from his vehicle.

He was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

McCoy was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, then later taken by Metro LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he died.

The crash is still under investigation. Authorities said alcohol may have been a factor.

His car suffered significant damage, troopers said.

Margaretta Fire and EMS and the Erie County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

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