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One man dead in fatal crash

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Oct 28, 2019 at 7:31 AM

CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred at about 6:46 a.m. Sunday on Ohio 53 north just south of Ohio163 in Catawba Island Township.

Jason S. Rise, 42, of Port Clinton, was operating a 2005 Ford Expedition and was heading southbound on Ohio 53 north, went off the left side of the roadway, overturned, and was ejected from the vehicle. Rise sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rise was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and/or drug use are unknown at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Port Clinton Fire/EMS Department, Ottawa County coroner and Ken’s Body and Paint.

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