Three teens receive minor injuries 9.06

Written by David Green.

Three Morenci teens escaped with minor injuries from a roll-over accident Friday afternoon.

Logan Clark, 16, of E. Coomer Street was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang convertible north on State Route 108 in Fulton County when he lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road on the west side. The car rolled over into a soybean field and struck a utility pole.

The accident was reported at 5:23 p.m. and occurred south of Fulton County Road M, according to the Toledo post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Clark was transported from the scene by a medical helicopter. His passengers, Clayton Wolf and Wyatt Yenor, were taken by ambulance to the Fulton County Health Center and later transferred to Toledo hospitals.

Wolf was ejected from the vehicle, but he was released from the hospital later that night. Yenor was released the next day and Clark returned home Monday.

The accident report indicates the vehicle is registered to Stacey Westbrook of Maybee, Mich. Although Westbrook stated that the car was lawfully at the Wes Clark residence in Morenci, she filed a stolen car report which is being investigated by the Morenci Police Department.

Clark faces charges of driving without a license and failure to control a vehicle, but other charges are pending, according to State Patrol trooper Andrew Edinger.

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