GENOA - A Whitehouse man died yesterday when his van crashed into an abandoned building on State Rt. 163 at Washington Street, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.
Donald C. Voss, 60, of 9832 Bucher Rd., was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers at the patrol's Sandusky post said.
Mr. Voss suffered minor injuries from the crash. An autopsy has been ordered to determine if a medical condition caused the crash and Mr. Voss' death.
Mr. Voss was westbound on Route 163 about 3:30 p.m. when he turned into an empty lot and came almost to a stop; the van then accelerated suddenly and crashed into the building at 407 Washington, witnesses told troopers.
He was driving a van owned by Ameritech SBC of Perrysburg Township.