Katherine Babak, 16, killed and Jeremy Goodrich, 26, Valerie Snyder, 15, and Earlena Couch, 16, injured in head-on accident in Montville Township, Ohio

Modified Date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:32pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Teen Katherine Babak killed, 3 others injured after head-on Montville Twp crash on River Styx Rd

"She (Katherine Babak) was a great girl who had a heart of gold. She will greatly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Valerie and Earlena’s family. We ask everyone to pray for them, as out little girl is no longer her."

Man arrested in Montville crash that killed teen

Montville Police say 26-year-old Jeremy Goodrich of Rittman was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on River Styx Road when he crossed the center line and hit a Plymouth Acclaim driven by 16-year-old Katherine Babak of Bath Township.

16-year-old girl killed, 3 others injured in head-on crash

“People don’t always see the human side of law enforcement. We are all humans on the other side of this uniform. We all have families and most all of us have children and I, myself, having a teenage son that’s going to start driving, this does hit home. It hits home with all of us that were there,” said Neil, who was at the scene of the crash.

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of 16-year-old Katherine Babak at Revere High School

Police tell Newschannel5 they do not believe speed was a factor in the crash. Investigators plan to go back to the tow yard tomorrow to take measurements on the vehicles.

Bath teen killed in car accident

“It’s just so sad, and we are all terribly impacted by this,” said Boroff. “Something like this has such a sobering effect on the entire school district and the community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

Rittman man indicted in connection with crash that killed 16-year-old girl

Jeremy Goodrich, 27, is charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and three counts of drug possession in the Aug. 3 incident. 
Jeremy Goodrich was driving an SUV on River Styx road when he crossed the centerline and struck a car containing three teenagers head on. Katherine Babak, 16-years-old and the car's driver, died at the scene. The passengers Valerie Snyder and Earlena Couch were hospitalized in serious condition. The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Katherine Babak
Jeremy Goodrich
Valerie Snyder
Earlena Couch
River Styx Road


I believe you have the wrong Montville. This accident occurred in Montville TOWNSHIP, which is located in Medina County.

Thank you Virgil for pointing out our error. I have corrected the information in this report.

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