Man killed in Stark County crash: Pickup truck hits tree, overturns

The victim is a 26-year-old man from Alliance.

NIMISHILLEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A 26-year-old man is dead following an early morning crash in Stark County on Tuesday.

It was shortly after 2 a.m. when deputies responded to the crash, which happened in the 8400 block of Columbus Road NE in Nimishillen Township.

"A 2008 GMC pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Columbus Road NE when the vehicle drove off the north side of the roadway striking a tree, guardrail, phone utility box and overturned several times before coming to a rest off the roadway," authorities say.

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The driver, Scott Lee IV, of Alliance, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

"Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash as the investigation continues," authorities say.

No additional information was available.