BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — One man is dead following a crash into a creek along Belmont County Road 2 — Deep Run Road — in Martins Ferry.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol identifies the victim as Gary Miller Jr., 54, of Martins Ferry.
Investigators are working to figure out how a car ended up in a creek.
They say the man was traveling eastbound, went off the right side of the road, and into the water.
“There was no evasive action on the roadway,” Lt. Maurice Waddell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. “No evidence of that. Just the marks went off the roadway, and he overturned into a creek.”
Belmont County Coronor Dr. Troy Balgo offered a preliminary thought.
does tend to lead a little bit into a natural death behind the wheel,
but we’re going to talk with his family, go over his medical history,”
The accident was reported around 10 a.m.
A reconstruction team will continue the investigation.