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1 dead, 1 injured in Ottawa County crash

Posted: 12:08 PM, Jan 01, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-01 12:08:30-05
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OTTAWA COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Ottawa County.

The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on West Schiller Road in Benton Township.

Troopers said Michael Reichert, 29, was driving a 2005 Ford F350 westbound on West Schiller Road, when he went off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Reichert was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 22-year-old passenger was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo with incapacitating injuries.

Troopers said alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.