HIGHLAND COUNTY – A Greenfield man died due to medical reasons not not related to a single-vehicle accident Saturday, according to the Highland County Coroner’s Office.
The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash which occurred on Martinsburg Road, according to a news release from the OSHP.
At 4:27 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a crash where a male occupant in a vehicle was unresponsive. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders located Steven Shelton, 61, from Greenfield, who was unresponsive in the vehicle, the OSHP reported.
Shelton was operating a 2017 Nissan Frontier at the time of the crash. The Nissan drifted off the side of Martinsburg Road, striking a guardrail and utility pole, according to the OSHP.
Shelton was pronounced deceased at the scene and an investigator from the Highland County Coroner’s Office was dispatched.
The coroner’s office determined that Shelton’s death was due to medical reasons not related to the crash, according to the OSHP.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, the Highland County Coroner’s Office, and Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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