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One dead after crash in Ashtabula County

Posted: 10:52 PM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 09:19:20-04
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ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Ashtabula County.

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on U.S. 20.

A man was driving a green 2011 Mack garbage truck southwest on U.S. 20, when he stopped in the roadway to collect trash from a receptacle.

He left the vehicle to remove the trash while standing in the driveway of a home.

A black 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was also driving southwest on U.S. 20.

The driver of the Jeep failed to stop and swerved off the right side of the road.

The Jeep hit the garbage truck and the man standing in the driveway.

The driver of the Jeep was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital, where the driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.