CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 19-year-old Brunswick man died early Sunday after crashing an ATV in northwest Ohio.
Curtis Helman, a sophomore student-athlete at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, died in the crash, the school confirmed in a statement.
The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Portage Township, located in Wood County, according to a report from WTOL. An ATV driven by Helman struck the bank of a ditch, the report says. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
Helman was a stand-out high school athlete, lettering three times in football, rugby and wrestling, the statement from Heidelberg University says. At the university, he was a second-year member of the school’s football team and majored in criminology.
“Our campus is devastated at this news,” the university’s statement says. “Although his time with Heidelberg was much too short, he left a positive impression on everyone he encountered, especially his Student Prince teammates.”
“During difficult times like these, the true meaning of ‘the Heidelberg family’ comes into clear view. Please reach out for support if you need to, lean on each other and provide care for Curtis’s friends and family who are just beginning to grieve,” the statement says.
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