Licking County Fatal Update

POSTED BY: Nichole Hannahs
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 06:42 AM

One person is dead after a crash on State Route 79, Union Township in Licking County.

Troopers from the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol say that the accident took place around 3am Wednesday morning. Investigators said that 41-year-old Kenneth Cordle of Millersport traveled off of the roadway striking several trees.

Cordle was the only person in the car and was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Licking County Coroner's Office.

Troopers said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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