Logan County teenager dies of injuries in single-vehicle crash, sheriff's office reports

The vehicle was stolen at the St. Gabriel School in Windsor, Connecticut.

STOKES TWP., Logan County — A 17-year-old driver has died of injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash Friday night, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Nolan Purk, a resident of Lakeview village in Logan County, was headed east on Township Road 240 when the 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup he was driving went off the south side of the road and struck a tree, according to the preliminary traffic crash report filed with the sheriff’s office.

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m.

sheriff’s investigators estimated the truck’s speed was 80 mph, according to the report, which indicated the posted speed limit was 55 mph.

Purk suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital, then to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

That is where he died early Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.

According to a social media post Saturday night, the Indian Lake High School junior will be remembered during the Sandy Beach Bridge Christmas tree lighting, set for 6:15 p.m. Sunday in Russells Point.

Monday, Indian Lake Schools will provide counseling services for students, according to social media posts.

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