ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A 76-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale was killed when his car went off the road and struck a large tree trunk early Sunday morning.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on State Route 302, by Township Road 1101 in Orange Township.
Troopers say that Ulrich Hoeringer was driving a 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer westbound on SR 302 when he didn't make a turn in the road. The car went off the right side of the road, hit a ditch then struck the tree trunk.
Hoeringer was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland where he died from his injuries.
Investigators say that Hoeringer was wearing a seat belt, and that there was no evidence of alcohol or drug use on the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
The Ashland County Sheriff's Office and that Nakin Township Fire Department assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the scene.
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