GRAFTON-- One man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a pond on state Route 57 and Mennell Road around 7:15 a.m. today.
The Ohio Highway Patrol identified Dominic Zunis, 18, of 591 Westin Way, Elyria, as the victim. Troopers say alcohol is suspected to be a factor, but the accident remains under investigation.
Zunis was traveling northbound on Mennell Road when he ran a stop sign at Route 57 and drove off the east side of the road into a pond. The vehicle was submerged in approximately 10 feet of water and rescue crews worked for more than an hour to recover the vehicle, troopers said in a press release.
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