Newcomerstown man killed in Delaware County crash

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TRENTON TWP., OH (WCMH) – One man is dead after a single-vehicle car crash in Delaware County.

According to the Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Brian K. Barthalow, 46, of Newcomerstown, Ohio, was driving a Honda Accord west on State Route 37 near mile post 24 in Trenton Township around 5am Sunday. For unknown reasons, the car went off the left side of the road and hit a utility pole.

Barthalow was pronounced dead on the scene by the Delaware County Coroner.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Barthalow was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were contributing factors to the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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