LORAIN COUNTY -- A Columbia Station man is dead after a morning crash, which also caused the closure of state Route 252 between Sprague Road and Route 82.
According to the Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, 44-year-old David Makaryk was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say the accident happened around 8:40 a.m. when Makaryk's vehicle, a 2003 black Ford Fusion, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck two utility poles.
A witness told authorities that Makaryk's vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed behind a red Ford F-150 pickup truck just prior to the accident. It's reported the driver of the pickup truck continued southbound and did not stop after the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash or the driver of the red pickup truck is asked to contact the Elyria Highway Patrol at 440-365-5045.
The roadway remains closed until further notice. Motorists are urged to use Route 82 East to Route 237 North to Sprague Road as an alternate route.
The crash is currently under investigation.
Authorities say it's unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor.