PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Pike County.  

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, around 8 p.m., Wednesday, troopers responded to the area of County Road 42 and Sugar Run Road on the report of a crash.  

Troopers say James Lee Combs, 61, of Piketon, was driving a 2017 Ford Escape eastbound on Sugar Run Road when the vehicle failed to take a turn, before traveling off the roadway and striking a tree. 

Combs was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Troopers continue to investigate, but say Combs was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.