Fatal Crash on Ohio 554

By Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com

GALLIA COUNTY — On Tuesday evening, a 2008 Chevy Cobalt reportedly went left of center off the roadway crashing into an embankment resulting in the death of Dayton man.

Charles E. Broyles III, 38, of Dayton, was the operator and only occupant of the vehicle when it crashed just before 8:30 p.m.

An emergency call came into Gallia County 911 at 8:29 p.m. describing a one vehicle accident on Ohio 554 near Ward road. Gallia County Emergency Medical Services and Springfield Township Fire Department responded to the scene to find the vehicle on its roof with the passenger still inside.

Springfield Fire Department assisted with the extraction and maintaining the scene while Highway Patrol investigated. The roadway was closed for approximately five hours as a result. Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident. According to OSHP, the driver was suspected of driving impaired. Testing is still pending.


By Morgan McKinniss