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Teen driver killed, passenger injured in crash after hitting a deer

Findlay teens were traveling in Liberty Township, when an oncoming deer crossed the roadways.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- A 17-year-old died and a passenger was injured in a car crash after their vehicle struck a deer Wednesday night.


Nathan McKee, of Findlay, was driving on Township Road 67 near Township Road 80, when his car hit a deer crossing the roadway, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.


Officials said McKee lost control of the vehicle, veering off the roadway and rolling into a field shortly before 9 p.m.


McKee was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.


A passenger in the vehicle, 17-year-old Leon Lopez, of Findlay, was sent to the Blanchard Valley Hospital. His condition is unknown.


Both teens were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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