Alcohol may have been a factor in an one vehicle accident that cailmed the life of a Malta man. According to the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 22-year old Jamison Apperson was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting a tree early Saturday morning on Ohio 37. Apperson was driving a 1986 red chevy pick-up truck west on Ohio 37 when he drove off the left side of the road. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time. The accident is still under investigation.