Monday, October 26, 2009


LaGrange – A car filled with kids traveling north on Diagonal Road late Saturday night crashed and rolled over near Whitney Road.

Trooper Dylag of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 17 year old Alexandra Becker said that she had been having trouble earlier in the night with the steering saying “it wasn’t steering right and felt jerky.” Becker told Dylag that while on Diagonal the car “suddenly jerked and went off the right side of the road and into a ditch.”

The car rolled an unknown amount of times before coming to rest back on its wheels. Troopers estimate the speed of the car at 40 MPH at the time of the crash.

Dylag said that all of the people in the car were wearing their seatbelts at the time the car crashed. “If not for the seatbelts they could have easily been ejected from the car.”

Becker and both of her passengers were treated and released at the scene to parents.

Dylag said that upon inspection of the car the tie rod was found to be broken, and the cause of the crash was determined to be “mechanical failure.”



Blogger Toni said...

I have to just say that it is VERY refreshing to read a news story where teenagers were responsible in wearing seat belts, and where the driver was neither under the influence nor on a cell phone or other unsafe driving behavior. I am thrilled for all the occupants of the vehicle that they are all safe. I am impressed that the driver was traveling at the speed limit. Kudos to Miss Becker. Her responsible behavior helped to protect the lives of all inside the car.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice to see teens that have their shit together. I hope my kids always do the same. BTW anyone know what the speed limit is on that road? I've had people pass me when I'm doing 50. Haas

8:16 PM  

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