Hillsboro Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash in Adams County

A Hillsboro man died in a single-vehicle crash in Adams County Friday afternoon.

54-year-old David A. Rhoads was southbound on State Route 770 in a 2004 Ford Explorer. At 4pm, near mile post 5 in Scott Township, Rhoads failed to negotiate a left curve, drove off the right side of the roadway, and struck a tree.

Rhoads was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital via helicopter and later succumbed to his injuries.

He was not wearing a safety belt and alcohol is considered to be a factor.

Units assisting on scene were Adams County Emergency Medical Services and Scott Township Fire Department.

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