Middletown man dead following Franklin Twp. crash

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - 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.

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