Victim identified in deadly Shelby County crash

FORT LORAMIE, Ohio (WDTN) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in an early morning crash.

The victim was identified as 55-year-old John Payne from Tipp City.

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of OH-705 near Fort Loramie.

According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, a semi-tractor pulling a milk tanker was heading west when Payne, who was driving, ran off the right side of the road, into a ditch and overturned. Payne was trapped in the vehicle. Crews worked to him, but Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding to the scene were deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Loramie Rescue, Fort Loramie Fire Department and the Shelby County Coroner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation. 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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