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Highland County man dead in suspected OVI crash, police say

UC Air Care responded to the crash early Friday evening.
A Highland County man is dead after a single-vehicle suspected-OVI crash.
A Highland County man is dead after a single-vehicle suspected-OVI crash.(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 8:33 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - A man is dead Friday night due to a suspected OVI crash in Adams County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UC Air Care responded to the crash shortly after it happened at 4 p.m.

Crews transported David Rhoads, 54, of Hillsboro, to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he later died, OSP says.

The crash happened on OH-770 in Scott Township.

Rhoads was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer southeast on the road when he failed to negotiate a left turn, drove off the right side and struck a tree, OSP says.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol is considered to be a factor, according to OSP.

OSP’s Georgetown Post is investigating.

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