- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A teenage girl and a 21-year-old man have died in a one-car crash in western Ohio that left two other passengers injured and authorities searching for the driver who they say fled.

The State Highway Patrol’s Springfield post says 18-year-old Tristan Sherman and 21-year-old Juan Compton died at the scene of the crash that occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near Springfield Township. Sherman and Compton were from Springfield.

A patrol release says two other passengers were injured and taken to hospitals. The patrol says their conditions weren’t immediately available.

Troopers began a search for the driver who they say fled on foot.

Investigators say the car went off the road on a curve and struck a utility pole. The investigation to determine the cause of the crash is continuing

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