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Published: Saturday, 8/23/2008

Girl, 17, dies after her car goes off road, overturns

BOWLING GREEN - A 17-year-old Custar, Ohio, girl died yesterday in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, the day after she was hurt when the car she was driving went off Mermill Road in Wood County and overturned, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Brook Peterson, who was thrown from the car, was taken off life support yesterday, troopers at the patrol's Bowling Green post said.

Miss Peterson was eastbound on Mermill, east of Steen Road in Liberty Township, about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when she lost control on the road's loose gravel, went off the road, and overturned, troopers said.

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