The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash Monday that claimed the life of a Washington C.H. man.
The crash occurred on Old U.S. Route 35 at approximately 9:30 p.m. in Wayne Township, Fayette County.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Zachary S. Wallace, 26, of Circleville, was operating a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado southeast on Old U.S. 35. The Silverado was also occupied by a passenger, Elijah Lyons, 21, of Washington C.H. The driver failed to negotiate a curve, drove off the left side of the roadway, struck two traffic signs and then hit a tree head-on, according to the state patrol.
Wallace was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, the state patrol said.
Lyons was transported by family to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayette County EMS/Fire assisted troopers on the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the state patrol.