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Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 6:48 a.m.

Crash in Ohio kills 18-year-old Saline man, injures another

By Cindy Heflin

An 18-year-old Saline man died in a crash in Ohio on Friday and another was injured.

Erik E. Parks, 18, died in the crash, which occurred about 3:20 a.m. Friday on Jerusalem Road south of Toledo.

Parks was riding in the front seat of a westbound 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Andrew L. Roberts, 18, when the truck went off the north side of the road on a curve and hit the end of a guardrail, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Roberts was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo in stable condition, the press release said. Lt. John Altman said officers spoke to Roberts at the hospital Friday. He said the two were on their way back from New York State when the crash occurred.

Officers had not determined whether Parks and Roberts were wearing seat belts. Altman said the police investigation of the accident could take four to six weeks.

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Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 1:16 a.m.

This is Erik's mom. I would love to see you all at his service. Thank you. Visitation and Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Saline First United Methodist Church 1200 North Ann Arbor St., in Saline (734)429-4730 <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>. Sandi


Wed, Oct 19, 2011 : 7:25 p.m.

Prayers to his family

Dr. Vag

Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 3:35 p.m.

I would also like to know about funeral arrangements. An obit does not appear here or on the Patch. Would love some info.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 2:21 p.m.

so sad! another young life lost. RIP my prayers and thoughts are with the families and friends! may god help you get through this hard time.


Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 12:54 p.m.

What are the funeral arrangements for Eric does anybody know?