Sandusky Township fatal crash

SANDUSKY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Fremont Post of the Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred on US 20 west of TR138 in Sandusky Township, Sandusky County.

The crash occurred Saturday around 6:47 pm.

Ruben Chavez, 34, 304 Howland St. Fremont, OH. Mr. Chavez was ejected from a 1997 Jeep Cherokee and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

Chavez was Transported to Fremont Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Highway Patrol reports Chavez was traveling eastbound on US 20 and lost control while attempting to change lanes. He traveled off the left side of the roadway onto the median. Chavez then re-entered US 20 and overturned several times ejecting Chavez into the roadway.

Sandusky Township Fire and EMS, Sandusky County Sheriff's Office, and the Fremont Police Department assisted at the scene.

The deceased was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash which remains under investigation at this time.

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