AUSTIN K. ELSON
A 19-year-old from Raymond was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Township early this morning, troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report.
Austin K. Elson was traveling northwest on County Road 153 just east of Township Road 145 when he lost control on a curve at about 12:45 a.m. His 2003 Volkswagen Jetta traveled off the south side of the road and struck a guardrail.
The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers report. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor but the crash remains under investigation.
The Tri-Valley and Perry Township fire and EMS departments responded to the scene.