Alcohol Suspected in Severe Crash

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Alcohol is believed to have played a part in a truck crash that severely injured a 28-year-old man late Thursday night, the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports.

Investigators say an Alliance man was driving his Dodge Ram truck eastbound on State 173, just before 11:45 p.m., when he traveled off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. His truck became airborne, struck a fence, a pole, then flipped several times before coming to a rest on its wheels.

The man, who was the only occupant of the truck, was not wearing his seatbelt, officials say.

He was taken to Aultman Hospital, where he is being treated for injuries described as “severe.”

Crash investigators say alcohol and speed are suspected factors in the crash.

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