One man dead in Ironton crash

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

UPDATE 03/05/2020 @ 9:30 PM — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Brian A. Prater of McArthur, Ohio, has died following a single-vehicle crash near Fruth Pharmacy on SR 141. Troopers got the call around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

First responders remained on scene through 8 p.m. Sgt. Mark McFann says the Prater exited through US-52, drove straight through the SR-141 intersection, struck a curb, overturned, and ended up in a field next to the parking lot at Fruth Pharmacy. “We had reports that he struck a couple guard rails prior to exiting US-52,” McFann said.

Troopers say they’re just starting their investigation, therefore they don’t know what factors led to the crash. “It’s still under investigation, we have a lot to look at,” McFann said.

13 News Reporter Shannon Litton spoke to a bystander who says he ran over to the vehicle after the crash to cut Prater’s seatbelt and assist him before paramedics arrived.

Other bystanders say it’s a miracle no pedestrians were hurt, as the area around where the car ended up is often used by pedestrians.


IRONTON, OH (WOWK) — One person has died after a single-vehicle crash near Fruth Pharmacy in Ironton, Ohio.

Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Dispatch say the crash happened around 5:47 p.m. Emergency crews are still on the scene.

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