Driver dies in Ohio 7 wreck

From staff reports

A man died late on Thanksgiving Day in single-vehicle crash in Newport Township.

According to the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Justin Jones, 32, was southbound on Ohio 7 when he traveled off the left side of the highway and struck a guy-wire and a tree. Dispatchers said Friday a place of residence for Jones was not included in the report.

Excessive speed, alcohol and seatbelt usage are all suspected of contributing factors in the crash, according to the patrol. The crash is still under investigation.

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