DELAWARE COUNTY, OH (WCMH)– Two juveniles are dead after a crash in Delaware County near Alum Creek Lake.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, just before 11:30am, Monday, troopers were called to the area of Africa Road and Summerwood Crossing on the report of a two-vehicle crash.
Investigators said 17-year-old Gavin D. Schlotterbeck, of Powell, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry when he went off the right side of the road. He over-corrected and drove across the center line, according to the patrol.
His car was struck on the passenger side by a 2015 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 19-year-old woman.
Schlotterbeck and his passenger, 17-year-old Hunter D. McClelland were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Wrangler and her 12-year-old passenger were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
A statement from Olentangy Local Schools Superintendent Mark Raiff says Schlotterbeck and McClelland were to start their senior year at Olentangy Liberty High School.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of two of our Liberty High School students this morning. In the coming days we will do everything possible to support our students and families.
The patrol said alcohol is not suspected in the crash. Seat belts were used by everyone.
The crash remains under investigation.