WOOD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Brendan Essex of Bloomdale, Ohio, and Michael Borsos of Bradner, Ohio, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal vehicle crash in Wood County Friday night.

Essex and Borsos, both 18, were killed in a Friday night Jeep crash near Bloom Township.

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According to reports, the teens were traveling in a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Jerry City Rd & Bloomdale Rd in Bloomdale, when the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 6:45 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and flipped over before making contact with a substantial tree near Elmwood High School.

Officials say the vehicle may have experienced a major equipment malfunction causing it to wreck.

Both Borsos and Essex were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 125,488. Its county seat is Bowling Green. The county was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison’s army, who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812 – Wikipedia.

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