Ostrander man killed in car crash


Staff Report



An Ostrander man was killed in a one-car crash early Saturday.

Dead is James Christopher Norman Jr., 19, of Ostrander.

The Delaware post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred about 4:05 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, on State Route 745 south of U.S. 42.

Troopers report that Timothy A. Mikita, 20, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata north on SR 745. The Hyundai traveled over the center line and off the left side of the road, striking a culvert, troopers said. The vehicle continued and then overturned, striking a utility pole.

Norman, who was a passenger in the Sonata, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mikita was transported by helicopter to Grant Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Staff Report

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Information for this story was provided by the Delaware post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.