1 dead, 1 hurt in crash that shut down US 33 in Fairfield Co. Tuesday morning

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FAIRFIELD CO., Ohio (WCMH)– The eastbound lanes of US 33 near the Fairfield/Hocking County line have reopened after a fatal crash Tuesday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP says 28-year-old Dylan Taylor of Lancaster was driving eastbound on US 33 when he drove off the side of the road, hit the guardrail, and overturned the SUV he was driving around 5:15 Tuesday morning.

Taylor was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, troopers say. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The only passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Abby Litton also of Lancaster, was taken to a Columbus hospital and is listed in stable condition, the OSHP report states.

Authorities say “impairment” is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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