Fatal Car Crash in Portsmouth

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- One man is dead after a car crash on Careys Run Pond Creek Road.

The crash happened about 3 a.m. Sunday morning five miles north of U.S. 52 in Scioto County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Jesse R. Butcher, 27, of West Portsmouth was headed north when he drove his car off the left side of the road. The car struck a road sign and an embankment. Butcher was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Investigators say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash and Butcher was not wearing his seat belt.

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