Scioto County, West Portsmouth – On Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:44 PM the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a one-vehicle crash involving an ATV on Slab Run Road near Hudson Street.
Daniel C. Ward, 30, of West Portsmouth was operating a Can-Am Maverick eastbound on Slab Run Road when he drove off the right side of the roadway causing a juvenile passenger, identified as Trevor Matthews, 17, to be ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Matthews struck the roadway and succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash at the scene. The crash remains under investigation at this time and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Township Fire Department and Washington Township EMS.