The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that claimed the life of a Fayette County man on Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of White Oak Road, just outside the Village of Bloomingburg in Fayette County's Paint Township.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that Matthew Anders, 51, of Bloomingburg, had been traveling south on White Oak Road when he pulled his Ford F-150 off to the side of the road to check his cell phone. At that same time, a southbound Dodge Ram operated by Paul Grafstrom, 76, of Bloomingburg, collided with the rear of Anders’ truck. Grafstrom’s truck overturned in the middle of the road while Anders’ truck was pushed into a ditch.
Mr. Grafstrom was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Anders sustained only minor injuries.