Witnesses said Nicholas Black was eastbound in a 2001 GMC Jimmy when he veered right and struck a mailbox, according to a news release from Sgt. Timothy Hoffman, assistant commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post.
Black overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road into a utility pole, Hoffman said.
Fire Chief Bob Richards said Black, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was unconscious when extricated from the GMC. Firefighters had to remove the driver’s side door. Fire radio transmissions said Black suffered a head injury and was bleeding profusely.