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Jason Flint Obituary, Teen 17, in Warren County fatal crash identified

Jason Flint Obituary – A 17-year-old has been identified following a deadly crash Sunday in Washington Township. Jason Flint, 17, of Blanchester, died at the scene of the crash that crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Settlemyre Road, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. Flint and another teen, a 15-year-old, were passengers in a 2008 Mazda MX-5 that was being driven by a 19-year-old woman, troopers explained.

The driver was going around a curve when troopers say it went off the road. The Mazda then came back across the road before it went off the other side of the roadway, OSP explained. The vehicle overturned after it went off the road the second time.

Troopers said Flint and the other teen were ejected from the vehicle. Neither were wearing their seatbelts, according to OSP. The 19-year-old driver and 15-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital. Both are expected to be okay, troopers added.

In many states, summertime driving deaths among teenage drivers increased between 2021 and 2022, according to a USA Today analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data. Ohio was one of them, seeing an uptick from 47 deaths in 2021 to 60 deaths in 2022.

This is despite a 7% national decrease in teen driving deaths during the same time period. Teen driving deaths during the summer months also decreased from 2021 to 2022, from 1,541 across the U.S. to 1,431 – a 7% drop for drivers ages 15 to 20. Ohio State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

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