UPDATE: Victim identified in auto crash into Youngstown church




A speeding stolen car being chased by police hit and broke the corner of a church retaining wall, went airborne for 105 feet across the church lawn and crashed into the Wick Avenue landmark church early Sunday morning, killing its young female driver.

A written police report put the speed of the car at more than 50 mph, but Rye Dalton, treasurer of First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., which the car hit, said police at the scene estimated the speed of the car at 80 to 100 mph.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office identified the driver, who was extricated from the wreckage by the fire department, as Satavia Douglass, 19, of Southern Boulevard, but no official cause of death or ruling was available Sunday evening. Dr. Joseph Ohr, forensic pathologist and deputy coroner, was to perform the autopsy today.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com

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