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GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — State troopers suspect alcohol was a factor in a fatal crash early Sunday in Wayne County.
Jason E. Elder, 24, of Sterling, was traveling north in a pickup truck along Apple Creek Road, past Weilersville Road, at about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The truck went off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole and railroad crossing gate and rolling onto the nearby railroad tracks.
Elder, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is under investigation. Troopers are considering alcohol to be a factor in the crash, according to the release.
As of 7 a.m. Sunday, Apple Creek Road remained closed for utility and railroad track repairs.