Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash on Ohio 546


LEXINGTON -- The Mansfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that killed a man at 5:45 p.m. Sunday on Ohio 546 near Willow Lane in Richland County.

Michael Helinski, 45, of Lexington, was operating a black 2009 Honda Pilot southbound on Ohio 546. Helinski drove off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

He was transported to the Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Helinski was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol or drug usage is unknown at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.

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