(PIERCE TOWNSHIP, OH) -- The Ohio State Patrol is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred early Wednesday morning in Pierce Township.
The crash occurred around 12:55 a.m. on Lewis Road, about a half mile south of state Route 125 near Amelia. Police say Jacob Evan Salom, 19, of Amelia, was operating a 2008 Volkswagon Beetle north on Lewis Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole, flipped over, then struck a large tree.
Salom was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt that alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.