WYANDOT COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred Saturday evening in Pitt Township.
At approximately 6:14 p.m., troopers determined a 2019 Toyota Highlander was traveling northbound on U.S. 23 near Milepost 9 when it drove off the right side of the roadway.
After leaving the roadway, the vehicle struck several construction barrels and then struck a bridge pillar of the County Road 56 overpass.
The impact caused the vehicle to become fully engulfed in flames and the driver was trapped inside.
The northbound lanes of U.S. 23 and the County Road 56 overpass were closed while the bridge structure was inspected by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, Pitt Township Fire and EMS, Upper Sandusky Fire and EMS, Wyandot County Coroner’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Ed’s Towing.
The crash remains under investigation at this time and the identity of the driver is being withheld pending positive identification by the Wyandot County Coroner’s Office.