Waverly – The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred on CR-37 (Buchanan Road) near State Route 772 in Pike County.
At approximately 01:35 a.m. a 2000 Toyota Tacoma was negotiating a curve westbound on CR-37 when it traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert, struck a driveway pole and a tree.
The operator of the Toyota, John D. Lightle, 49, of Waverly Ohio was pronounced deceased on scene by the Pike County Coroner.
Agencies on scene were Pebble Township Fire Department and Medcare Emergency Medical Services.
This crash remains under investigation.