Man pronounced dead at hospital after crash in Ellsworth Twp.

Justin Schmidt, 27-years-old, of Vienna, died after hitting a tree and being thrown from his car

ELLSWORTH TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Ellsworth Township that left one person dead.

The crash happened Saturday night just before around 9:45 p.m.

Justin Schmidt, 27-years-old, of Vienna, was heading west on US 224 when he suddenly drove off the north edge of the road, near Mile Point 7, according to a press release.

Police say Schmidt then hit a culvert, rolled over, hit a tree and was thrown from his vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth hospital.

Highway Patrol says alcohol and drugs are suspected as factors that could have caused the crash, and that Schmidt was not wearing a seat belt.