David France Jr. was driving a 1998 Buick Regal eastbound on Plymouth East Road when he lost control of his car and went off the right side of the road striking a ditch, according to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The car overturned several times before coming to a rest on the driver’s door in a farm field.
The accident occurred at about 10:20 p.m. east of Ohio 13 in Greenwich Township.
France was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Eastman Funeral Home.
Unsafe speed and alcohol are considered contributing factors in the crash, which remains under investigation, according to the report.
Assisting on scene were the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwich Fire Department, North Central EMS, Eastman Funeral Home and Clark Brothers Towing.