Columbus teen killed in Delaware County crash

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 COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a Columbus teen Monday morning in southern Delaware County.

According to the Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Thaddeus Laurol, 17, was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry north on US 23 near mile marker 1 in Orange Township around 11:45am.

Investigators said Laurol lost control of his vehicle, went left of center and was struck in the southbound lanes by a 2014 Ford F150.

Laurol was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he later died.

Laurol was a senior at Northland High School.  He also was a member of Karl Road Baptist Church.  His death comes as a shock to

Randy Hochstetter who also attended the church and knew Laurol. He said he was a good athlete, confident, and was a good kid.

“He always had a way about him . He seemed confident and had a nice smile and was a likable young ma. Had a good spirit about him.  It’s just a shame that he didn’t have an opportunity to have a family

To go to college to do all the things that most people get a chance to do,” said Hochstetter.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

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