Circleville Man Dies In Crash on US Route 23

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A man was killed Saturday morning when a pickup truck collided with a tractor trailer on U.S. Route 23.

Investigators said Marvin H. Petty, 62, of Circleville, was heading south near Little Walnut Road when his Ford Ranger crossed the median. It crashed into a semi heading north at 8:14 a.m.

Circleville and Harrison Township firefighters responded. Petty was trapped in his truck. When firefighters extricated him, he was pronounced dead by Dr. John Ellis, Pickaway County coroner.

The driver of the tractor trailer, George Allen, of Washington Court House, was not injured.

A news release from the sheriff's office indicated weather was suspected to have been a factor in the crash. Other vehicles had slid of the road nearby due to snow and ice.

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