Fatal crash in Brown County

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

PIKE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Brown County.

It happened Monday morning around 3:20 a.m. on State Route 774 just north of milepost 9.

Police say Alfred R. Bruce II, 49, of Bethel, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his Chevy Blazer and overturned.

Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife, Beverly Bruce, was taken to Brown County Hospital with minor injuries. Alfred Bruce's son-in-law, Brian G. Sipes, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say preliminary statements at the scene suggest the group was returning from North Carolina. The accident occurred less than a mile away from the Bruce home.

The crash remains under investigation.