Mary Alice Reporting – 

Troopers are working to determine to cause of a fatal crash on Interstate 77.

New Philadelphia Ohio State Highway Patrol responded Thursday near mile post 94 at 6pm.

They determined that a 2019 Ford F250, driven by 51-year-old Gary Powell, of Canton, was traveling northbound when he went across the median. The truck also crossed both I77 southbound lanes, struck some trees, and a fence.

Powell was transported to Mercy Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

A seatbelt was in use at the time and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the ongoing investigation.

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