Fatal accident in Belmont County


One man is dead after a car crash in Belmont county.

It happened around 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning on State Route 149 in Union Township.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver of the vehicle was 53-year-old William Graham of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Officials say he was traveling southbound when he veered off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and rolled over several times. He was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Graham was not wearing a seat belt. Speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the accident, which is still under investigation.

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