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.