According to the Wilmington Highway Patrol Post, at about 1:05pm troopers responded to a one vehicle crash just west of Milepost 21 in Clinton County.

24-year-old Kyle R. Pitzer had been traveling west on State Route 73 in a 2005 Hyundai Sonata.  Pitzer drove off the right side of the roadway just prior to negotiating a left-hand curve, striking a concrete culvert and a tree.  The vehicle then overturned onto its roof and caught fire.

Pitzer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner’s office.  Seatbelt usage is unknown and alcohol appears to not be a factor in the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information is asked to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wilmington Post at (937) 382-2551.  The crash still remains under investigation.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Clinton/Highland District 6 Fire & EMS, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.