One Car Fatal Crash in Washington County

by Erika Brooks on November 18, 2012 at 3:55 am

The Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occured early Saturday morning.

A Chevy truck traveling southbound on Reed Road in Washington County drove off the left side of the road and struck a tree. The truck then rolled into a creek bed.

The driver, twenty-nine year old Matthew Strode of McConnelsville was pronounced dead at the scene. There was one passenger in the truck, no information on the passenger will be released due to the crash still under investigation. Troopers say Strode was not wearing a seat belt.