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Tiffin man dies after being ejected from pickup truck in single-vehicle crash on Ohio Turnpike

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Fulton County, Ohio — A Tiffin man died in a single-vehicle fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike Wednesday morning.

According to the Swanton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at approximately 9:22 a.m. on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 24.6 in Franklin Township, Fulton County.

A 2001 Ford Ranger driven by 58-year-old Rouyn M. Alda of Temecula, California was westbound on I-80, when he lost control of his vehicle in inclement weather.

The vehicle struck a guardrail before entering the median and overturning.

The passenger, 58-year-old James S. Botton of Tiffin, Ohio was ejected from the vehicle.

Mr. Botton sustained fatal injuries as a result.

Mr. Alda sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Fulton County Health Center.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, and safety belts were not in proper use, according to OSHP.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by Fulton County EMS, Archbold Fire/EMS, Fayette Gorham Fire/EMS, and Ohio Turnpike Maintenance.

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