An area man is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Morgan County early this morning.
According to the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says around 9 a.m. 66-year-old, Gary Combs of Beverly, was northbound on Ohio 60 near mile post 3, when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
State Patrol was assisted by The Morgan County Sheriff's Office and M & M Fire Department. Although authortities do not believe alochol or drugs were involved, a blood test was taken. The results will not be available for severeal weeks. Combs was wearing a seatbelt during the crash. The accident is remains under investigation.