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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Garrettsville man killed in two-car crash 2 teenage passengers hurt in Geauga County accident

A Garrettsville man was killed in a car accident in Parkman Township in Geauga County, and two others were injured, after the car he was driving struck the trailer of a truck on S.R. 528 Thursday night. Sean Kubinec, a former student at James A. Garfield High School, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The occupants, Kyle Hunley, 15, and Christopher Hill, 17, both of Middlefield, were taken to Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.
Hunley, who was in the passenger seat, is listed in serious condition. Hill was released Friday morning with minor injuries.
The driver of the truck, Jeremy Miller, 30, of Middlefield was not injured in the crash.
Lt. Jim Sivak of the Chardon Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the car, driven by Kubinec, hit the underside of the trailer as Miller backed the 1995 Freightliner truck into his driveway on S.R. 528 at 8:36 p.m. He said the truck was "almost perpendicular" at the time of the crash, and the car struck the trailer on its side.
"(All three occupants) were trapped inside (the vehicle) and had to be removed by the fire department," Sivak said, adding that none of the occupants of the car were wearing seatbelts. "It's tough anytime when anyone is killed in a car accident. We're trying to piece it together to see how this happened."
There was a light rain at the time of the crash, but Sivak said the incident is still being investigated.
James A. Garfield Superintendent Charles Klamer said Kubinec attended the high school last school year as a junior.
"It's a very sad day," said Klamer, "He was a very spirited and likable young man. As a school administrator, this is the worst thing you feel."Source


Anonymous said...

I am on a fire department that responded to this accident and I know that Sean and Kyle WERE infact wearing their seatbelts! The only one that was not was Christopher.