Driver, 85, travels off road, slams into tree, dies at scene

(WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

DEERFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man has driven into a tree along an Ohio roadway and been killed.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say the one-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 14 near U.S. 224 in Deerfield Township on Friday night.

They say Hiram resident Donald A. Koscher was driving north when he traveled off the west side of the road and slammed into the tree. They say he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time.

They say he suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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