The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash that left one man dead Tuesday evening.
Troopers say the accident happened around 5:53 p.m. as a maroon 2011 Jeep Patriot was driving westbound on State Route 2 approaching State Route 60. The Jeep reportedly entered the median and continued driving in the median and between the two bridges that cross over State Route 60.
The Jeep drove off the embankment between the bridges, causing it to go airborne over the northbound lanes of State Route 60, according to officials.
A beige 2007 Chevy pickup truck was traveling southbound on State Route 60 in the right lane going under State Route 2 and hit the Jeep as it was going west across the roadway, according to troopers.
Authorities then say the Jeep hit a guardrail before stopping on the west side of State Route 60. The Chevy also hit a guard rail and stopped in the right hand lane of State Route 60 southbound.
The driver of the Jeep died at the scene. Authorities have positively identified him, but are not releasing his name at this time.
The driver of the Chevy and his young daughter were both wearing their seatbelts during the accident. The driver did not sustain any injuries, while the child’s injuries are not life-threatening.
It is unknown, if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. However, speed is being considered as a factor.