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Last updated 5:54PM ET
August 20, 2018
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Athens County man dies in car crash
(WOUB) - An Athens County man is dead following a fatal car crash on Township Road 112 near Guysville early this morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 62-year old Larry McGrath lost control of his pick-up truck, veered off the road, hit a fence and drove into a pond about 100 yards away from his Guysville home.

The accident happened at about 1:15 A.M.

Athens Post Commander Lieutenant David Allwine says McGrath was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and that alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

He says authorities found three opened bottles of liquor in McGrath's truck.

Allwine says McGrath's truck was submerged in the water and authorities were not able to immediately tell if he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

His body has been sent to Montgomery County for an autopsy.
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