BETHESDA - One man is dead following a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.
Dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they received a call at 7:44 a.m. of a one vehicle accident on Ohio 149, Belmont-Morristown Road near Barkcamp State Park. It appeared the driver, identified as Justin Hunt, 24, of Bethesda, was driving south and lost control of the vehicle, driving off the left side of the road.
The vehicle went through a ditch, up an embankment and through a fence before striking a tree. A portion of the wooden fence went through the windshield, striking the driver.
Hunt was later pronounced dead. The official incident report states alcohol was believed to be involved, however toxicology results were unknown Saturday evening.