Crash in Defiance County claims life of Defiance teen.

The Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious fatal crash that occurred on Sunday at approximately 12:15AM on Ridenour Road south of Scott Road in Defiance County. Elliot Nolan, age 19, of Defiance, was traveling southbound on Ridenour Road in a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed. Nolan lost control, struck several trees and overturned. His passenger, Christopher Welch, age 19, of Defiance was ejected from the vehicle. Nolan was transported to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana with serious injuries. He would later succumb to his injuries, and has passed away. Welch was transported to Parkview Hospital in Bryan, Ohio with serious injuries. Safety belts were not used and alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

 

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