1 dead, 1 injured in Union County crash

July 12, 2019 GMT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy is being performed to determine what may have caused a man to crash into a tree in Union County, killing himself and leaving his passenger injured.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the crash scene on an abandoned railroad bed in Union Township around 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Columbus Dispatch reports they found a 1998 Ford Ranger overturned near a tree about 75 feet from the road.

The driver, 43-year-old Jason O. Morris, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 41-year-old Dalen A. Mullet, also of Columbus, was transported with injuries. The newspaper says she was hospitalized in stable condition.


An autopsy was scheduled Friday.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com