Knox County crash leaves one dead, one injured

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The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Friday, October 12 at approximately 8:10pm on Township Road 389 in Morris Township.

Police say Scott Curnutte, 21, of Marengo was driving a black 1999 BMW 328i eastbound on Township Road 389 when he lost control on wet roadways, went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Curnette was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle, Alexa Doup, 19, of Mount Vernon, was transported to the Knox Community Hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators say that alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors in this crash.

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