Batavia crash leaves one dead

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - A man is dead after the car he was riding in veered off the road into a ditch, hit a pole and then struck a tree.

Police say the crash happened Sunday night in Batavia just before 10 p.m. on State Route 756 east of Bolender Road. Travis Murphy, 19, was driving the car with passengers Michael Florence, 18, and Anthony Dotson, 22.

Dotson was taken to the hospital where he died. It's not clear if he was wearing a seatbelt.

Murphy and Florence weren't hurt. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.

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