One man was killed and another was seriously injured Wednesday night during a one-vehicle accident on State Route 41 southeast near the intersection of Miami Trace Road.
At approximately 7:50 p.m., the driver of a 2006 Dodge Dakota heading north on State Route 41 lost control of the vehicle, which went off the right side of the roadway, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth. The truck struck a culvert and rolled several times into a field before coming to rest.
The passenger of the vehicle, identified as Richard A. Wright, 50, of Greenfield, was ejected during the rollover and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Scott A. Giffin, 41, of Greenfield, was transported from the scene by Fayette County EMS to Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He was then airlifted to a trauma center, Stanforth said.
The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.
The Paint Creek Fire Department and the sheriff’s rescue unit responded and assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the FCSO Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.