Fatal Accident in Guernsey County

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WHEELING TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Cambridge Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Guernsey County.

It happened Friday at 7:49 pm on Science Hill Road in Wheeling Township. Troopers say 34-year-old Joseph Borland of Newcomerstown drove off the left side of the road, striking a utility pole and overturning. The Patrol said Borland and his three juvenile passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

Borland and one juvenile were life flighted from the scene to Grant Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Investigators say the remaining two juvenile passengers were transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center where one was pronounced dead.

The names of the juvenile passengers, including the deceased, will be released at later time. The Highway Patrol said alcohol is considered a factor in the crash and seatbelts were not in use. The crash remains under investigation.