Teen dead in fatal crash

Published 5:41 pm Friday, March 6, 2015

Troopers from the Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a fatal crash at about 12:30 p.m. today on State Route 93.

Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle, driven by Destin L. Sark, 19, of Pedro, was northbound on State Route 93 near mile post 19, when it went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Sark, who was the only occupant, suffered fatal injuries despite the use of his seat belt.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene by a representative from the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.

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Troopers were assisted on the scene by volunteers from the Elizabeth Township Fire Department and the Decatur Township Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation.