The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Liberty Hill Road in Ross County, early Monday.
At approximately 12:13am, a car driven by 20-year-old Austin Ward of Chillicothe, was traveling northeast on Liberty Hill Road, south of Rozelle Creek Road. The vehicle crossed the center line, went off the left side of the road and struck a ditch. Ward succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by The Ross County Coroner.
Huntington Township Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.