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UPDATE: Authorities release name of person killed in Clark Co. rollover crash

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Courtesy: Clark County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County (WQOW) - Authorities have released the name of the driver involved in the fatal crash in Clark County.

According to a press release, the Clark County Sheriff's Office said Brian A. Culton Scheel, 19, of Merrillan, was traveling southbound on Highway 12 in a pickup truck when he tried to negotiate a corner by Emer Lane in the Township of Mentor.

Authorities said the truck entered the ditch and rolled several times; he was ejected from the truck.

Officials said Culton Scheel was dead at the scene. They said speed appears to be a factor in the accident; he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Officials said Tuesday morning's crash is Clark County's fifth traffic fatality in 2017.


Posted Aug. 1, 2017 at 10:29 a.m.:

Clark County (WQOW) - Police said one person is dead after a fatal crash in Clark County that happened shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the Clark County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a crash on Highway 12 by Emer Lane in the Township of Mentor. Authorities said a pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 12 when it tried to negotiate a corner by Emer Lane. 

Officials said the truck entered the ditch and rolled several times; the driver was ejected from the truck.

Authorities said the driver was dead at the scene. They said speed appears to be a factor in the accident; the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time. They said his name is being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.

Officials said Tuesday morning's crash is Clark County's fifth traffic fatality in 2017. 

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