Saturday fatal crash under investigation

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

MEIGS COUNTY — Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal Meigs County crash.

The victim, Maynard D. Fitzgerald, 57, of Pomeroy, died at approximately 9:13 p.m Saturday. He was traveling southbound on State Route 143 near mile post 17 in a 2007 Nissan Murano and began traveling off the left side of the road. He overcorrected to the right side of the road, but continued off the right side of the roadway. His vehicle struck an embankment and overturned.

According to the report, Fitzgerald was not wearing a seat belt, and officials say alcohol was involved.

The road remained completely closed for two hours following the crash.

By Lindsay Kriz

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