A Middletown man is dead following an
single-vehicle accident on State Route 123.
Michael Leach, 26, was pronounced dead at the
scene after his pick-up truck struck a utility pole.
The accident happened around 6:40 a.m. Sunday
morning just west of Derth Road in Franklin Township. The vehicle was
traveling westbound on State Route 123 when it traveled off the right side of
the road and struck the pole.
Two other passengers were transported to
Middletown Atrium Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Seatbelts were in use at the time of the crash.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.