OSHP investigating fatal crash in Monroe County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) – Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in Monroe County Friday evening.

The accident reportedly happened around 10:25 p.m. in Salem Township on State Route 78.

A 2016 Ford F-250 driven by Alan Crawford, 41, of Warren was traveling westbound on SR 78 when it veered off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch and an embankment.

Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene by Monroe County Coroner Investigator, Randy A. Williams.

Authorities say Crawford was not wearing a seat belt.

Alcohol and speed appear to have been a factor in the crash.

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