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North Ridgeville teen killed in single-vehicle crash (UPDATED)


A North Ridgeville teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash this morning.

According to a release from North Ridgeville police, officers were called to a traffic crash on Otten Road near the entrance to Sandy Ridge Reservation at 4:44 a.m.

There, they found a 15-year-old North Ridgeville resident, identified by the school district as Orion Zarefoss. Firefighters extricated him from the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

School officials said Zarefoss had just completed eighth grade at the Academic Center, and grief counselors will be on hand from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the school office.

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