UPPER SANDUSKY — An Upper Sandusky teenager was killed Friday morning when the car she was driving crashed on Ohio 293/County 330, south of Upper Sandusky.
The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported that Katelyn M. Martin, 18, died after being ejected from her Honda CRV at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.
Martin was a senior at Riverdale High School. As a result of the accident, Friday’s football game with Van Buren and Senior Night activites have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today.
A West Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team was at Riverdale on Friday to assist school counselors.
The sheriff’s office said Martin was westbound on Ohio 293/County 330 when her car went off the north edge of the road. She appeared to overcorrect her steering and lost control.
The vehicle then went off the roadway again on the north side and struck a telephone junction box and an embankment, prior to rolling several times. The vehicle came to rest upright in a soybean field.
Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s investigation indicated that Martin was not wearing a seat belt and that speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
Responding to the accident scene were Upper Sandusky EMS and Jaws, Life Flight medical helicopter, and Wharton-Richland Fire Department.