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1 dead after single-vehicle crash on I-77 near Newcomerstown

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 17:40:12-04

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash, according to News 5's media partners at the Times Reporter.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday on I-77.

According to troopers, a 2005 Ford Escape was driving northbound in the southbound lanes.

The vehicle hit a bridge abutment before striking a guardrail.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

To read the Times Reporter's full story, click here.