One dead following Morgan County crash

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Published: Jun. 25, 2023 at 4:56 PM EDT
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The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on County Route 2 in Morgan County.

A 1999 Ford Escort, driven by Michael Gheen, age 61, was north on County Route 2 when he went off the right side of the road way during a turn.

The vehicle made a U-turn, went off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

Gheen, of Malta, Ohio was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

M&M EMS and Westfall Towing responded to the scene.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing crash factor, and the driver was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.

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