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Missing man found dead in wreck along U.S. Route 50

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Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 10:02 AM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - A Coolville resident, 44-year old Jeremy Dotson, remained missing for five days before troopers of the Athens Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol found his body at 2:10 p.m. on August 24 along U.S. Route 50.

Law enforcement believe that Dotson was driving east on 50. The report stated that Dotson drove off the right side of the road before hitting and striking multiple trees along the highway.

Troopers were asked by the Athens Police Department to search for Dotson nearly four hours prior to finding his body. When the troopers located Dotson, he was found alone in a 2008 Dodge Challenger near mile post 21 in Athens County.

The Ohio Highway Patrol stated that the fatal crash was a single vehicle incident, and the crash is still under investigation.

Athens Post troopers were assisted by the Athens County Coroner’s Office and Rome Township Fire Department.

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