(Painesville Twp.) – A Cleveland man is in jail after an unusual father-daughter outing.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the parking lot of Headland’s State Park in Painesville Township around 8:12 p.m. for a car into a tree. Deputies found a purple 1998 Honda with extensive front end damage after striking a large tree.

Sgt. Larry Harpster says 23-year-old Jarron McGee had allowed his 9-year-old daughter to drive the car in the parking lot, with him in the passenger seat. However the child lost control of the car after achieving excessive speed, and drove directly into the large tree.

The child was driven from the scene by other family members before deputies got there. Family members stated the child was not injured. However, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is following up to check on her welfare. McGee was not injured in the crash.

McGee was arrested for Child Endangering and Wrongful Entrustment, both first degree misdemeanors, and he was booked into the Lake County Jail. McGee is also being held in the Lake County Jail on one felony and one misdemeanor warrant out of other jurisdictions.

This case is still under investigation.

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