Tiffin man thrown from truck and dies in Ohio Turnpike crash

The crash occurred Tuesday morning on the Fulton County’s turnpike after the driver lost control of his pickup truck on the snow-covered road and ejected his passenger.

FULTON COUNTY, OHIO, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Swanton Post is investigating a fatal accident involving a single vehicle that killed a Tiffin man on the Ohio Turnpike in Fulton County Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred at around 9:20 a.m. near Milepost 6/24 in Franklin Township.

According to the patrol, a 2001 Ford Ranger driven by 58-year-old Rouyn M. Alda of Temecula, California was traveling west on Interstate 80 when he lost control of his vehicle in bad weather. The vehicle hit a guardrail before entering the median and overturning.

The passenger, 58-year-old James S. Botton from Tiffin, was ejected from the vehicle. Botton’s injuries were fatal.

Alda had non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to the Fulton County Health Center by floor ambulance.

Seat belts have not been used properly. It is not believed that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

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

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