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.