JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Friday, October 7 on State Route 524, Springfield Township, Jefferson County.

Noah Jeffrey Boggess, 42, of 2422 Melody Lane NW, Carrollton, Ohio was operating a 2007 Ford Fusion southeast on State Route 524. 

The Ford Fusion traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a culvert and an embankment.  Boggess was treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

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The passenger, George Matheson, 40, of 302 3RD Street, Amsterdam, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither occupant was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation at this time. 

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