Richland County man dies after single-car crash

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Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 2:02 PM EDT
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TROY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Richland County man died Saturday night after a single-car crash.

The highway patrol has identified the victim as 68-year-old Frank E. Pointer, of Mansfield.

Troopers said Pointer was driving around 10:15 p.m. on West Hanley Road when his car went left of center.

Pointer overcorrected, according to the highway patrol, and his car traveled off the road.

The vehicle hit several mailboxes and a traffic sign before striking a large tree head on, troopers said.

EMS took Pointer to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital, where the highway patrol said he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.