PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio — A Pickaway County man is dead and another man was injured after the vehicle they were in crashed into multiple traffic signs and a tree in Fayette County Monday night.
Around 9:30 p.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Zachary Wallace, of Circleville, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado southeast on Old US 35. A 21-year-old man was in the vehicle with him.
A preliminary investigation showed that Wallace did not notice a curb, drove off the left side of the road and struck two traffic signs and a tree head-on.
OSHP says Wallace was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
The passenger was taken to the hospital by family and reportedly had injuries that were not life-threatening.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Fayette County EMS/Fire assisted troopers at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.