Crash kills Pomeroy man

Michael Hart - For the Daily Sentinel

RUTLAND — A Sunday night fatality on McCumber Hill Road in Rutland is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A single-vehicle crash at 6:45 p.m. Sunday left one of four occupants dead.

Daniel S. Fisher struck the embankment while headed east on McCumber Hill Road before careening across the road and striking a pile of rocks and a mailbox, according to the Gallipolis post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The 49-year-old Pomeroy man was killed in the accident, though three others in the 2004 Ford Explorer were unharmed.

“The three passengers in the vehicle were all wearing seat belts and had no injuries,” said Sgt. Jason Roe, of the Gallipolis Post.

Fisher was not wearing a seat belt, OSHP said.

Fisher’s body was taken Birchfield Funeral Home in Rutland and the crash remains under investigation.

McCumber Hill Road was closed for four hours as OSHP investigated. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic and securing the scene.

The crash is the second fatal incident on Meigs County roadways this year, following an Aug. 5 crash in Racine.

Michael Hart

For the Daily Sentinel