CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) — One man is dead after police said the car he was driving crashed into a tanker truck Monday morning near Richmond Dale in Ross County.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the crash happened on US-35 at approximately 10:25 a.m.
A 2015 International Prostar semi-truck pulling a 2008 Tremcar tanker was driving north on US-35 when the driver, a 39-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana, man, started to slow down to make a right turn into a driveway.
A 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Timothy McCartney, 31, of Thurman, failed to keep a safe distance and hit the tanker, OSHP said.
Police said McCartney was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
OSHP continues to investigate the crash.
Jefferson Township Fire/EMS, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ross County Coroner’s Officer responded to the scene.