One killed in accident

Published 10:20 am Monday, October 12, 2009

LINVILLE — A single-vehicle accident that took the life of Willow Wood man is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Wendell Bryant, 50, was one of two passengers in a 1987 Chevrolet pickup truck that slide off the left side of State Route 217 and struck a power pole.

The driver reportedly lost control of the truck on the wet road near milepost 7. The accident occurred at 8:15 p.m. Friday.

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The driver fled the scene and was still at large, according to a patrol dispatcher.

The condition and name of the second passenger had not been released at press time.