COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio - A local man was killed yesterday when his car went off State Rt. 12 and struck a tree and a utility pole about 1 1/2 miles east of here, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.
Ross M. Hansen, 19, the driver of the car who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene in Putnam County's Pleasant Township.
His car was eastbound on Route 12 east of Putnam County Road 8-P about 1:40 p.m. when it went off the north side of the road, troopers at the patrol's Lima post said.
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