Harrison fatality probed

CADIZ — Troopers are investigating a rollover crash that killed an 18-year-old early this morning in Harrison County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

John Walter Smith, of Jewett, was driving his pickup truck eastbound on Ohio 151 between Scio and Bowerston about 3 a.m., and troopers said he went left of center, hit a culvert and embankment, then overturned his truck.

Smith was trapped until first responders got there and took him to Harrison Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Troopers said the use of alcohol is unknown, and he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.