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Snowy roads lead to multiple accidents, one deadly

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© Sylvania Township Fire & EMS had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue a driver on I-475, after she struck a pole. © Sylvania Township Fire & EMS had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue a driver on I-475, after she struck a pole.
(Toledo News Now) -

Slick, snow-covered roads Saturday may have played a factor in several accidents.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in the Village of Ottawa Hills.

Brian Hoeflinger, 18, of Ottawa Hills, died from injuries sustained in that accident.

Hoeflinger's 2006 Pontiac G6 was headed southbound on Edgehill Road around 12:28 a.m., when he drove off the right side of the roadway, and struck a tree.

The vehicle then caught on fire.

Hoeflinger was transported to the Toledo Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The crash is still under investigation, and police say alcohol may have been a factor. Hoeflinger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Wicked weather likely played a role in a serious pileup on US 23.

It happened in the southbound lanes, near the Dundee exit right around 2 o-clock this afternoon.

Michigan state police say two people were critically injured, another, seriously.

They were taken to hospitals in Toledo and Ann Arbor.

In Sylvania Township, The Ohio State Highway Patrol Is currently investigating an accident with injuries that occurred around 3 a.m. on I-475.

A 2006 Volvo SUV traveling north drove off the side of the road and struck a pole near the US23 split.

Sylvania Township Fire and EMS had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver, identified as 22-year-old Kinsley Dale of Toledo.

At this time, authorities suspect alcohol played a factor in the crash. Investigators are not sure if Dale was wearing a seatbelt. 

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