July 22, 2014

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Teen crash victim dies

ELYRIA — A 19-year-old Elyria teen has died from injuries he received in a Wednesday evening crash in Ashland County.

Kyler Roysdon was a passenger in his brother’s 1999 Acura when the car went airborne, striking trees and a utility pole along the eastbound lane of Ashland County Road 40, according to the Ashland post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

He and his brother, 21-year-old Tysen Hale, were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle.

Roysdon was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was pronounced dead early Thursday. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Hale was taken to Lodi Hospital by an emergency medical squad and was later flown to Akron General Hospital, where he remained in serious condition Thursday evening.

The brothers’ family declined to comment.

The single-vehicle crash most likely resulted from speed, Trooper Jeremy Burgett said.

Burgett said he was still compiling information for the investigation, but alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

A witness estimated the vehicle’s speed in excess of 80 mph, and observed the vehicle go airborne at the hillcrest of the road before the driver lost control and crashed, the patrol reported.

Contact Stephen Szucs at 336-4016 or sszucs@chroniclet.com.