Vehicle hit culvert, tree; overturned and caught fire

Last updated: July 04. 2014 11:41AM - 5991 Views
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A one-vehicle crash Thursday on State Route 73 in Clinton County claimed the life of a Lynchburg man.


Kyle R. Pitzer, 24, of Lynchburg, was traveling west on the highway in a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. Pitzer’s vehicle went off the right side of the road just prior to a left curve, according to the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


Pitzer’s vehicle struck a concrete culvert and a tree. The patrol reported the vehicle then overturned onto its roof and caught fire.


Pitzer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner’s Office.


The 1:05 p.m. crash took place just west of milepost 21 in Green Township, Clinton County, stated the patrol.


Troopers were assisted at the scene by Clinton-Highland Fire District and EMS, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit and the Ohio Department of Transportation.


Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about the crash is asked to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wilmington post at 937-382-2551.


The crash remains under investigation.

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