Mary Alice Reporting –

A single-vehicle accident in the early morning hours is fatal for one person.

The New Philadelphia State Highway Patrol responded to the Wednesday incident at 1:10am in Fairfield Township.

Sgt. Clinton Armstrong says the serious injury crash was on State Route 212.

“Found a pickup truck against a tree. The pickup truck was eastbound on SR 212 [and] had traveled off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail and mailbox. Unit one then traveled back onto the roadway, across the center line, traveled off the left side of the road, and then struck a tree.”

He notes that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The individual’s name is being held as the fatality remains under investigation to determine a possible cause.

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