One person dies in single vehicle accident


The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dover Township, Tuscarawas County.

A Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling westbound along State Route 516 Thursday night, when a vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

Stephen M. Hodkinson, 34, of New Philadelphia was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed alcohol was suspected and he was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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