(12-22-20) Chase Spencer (35) of West Elkton died at the scene (SR 503 south of Gratis Jacksonburg Road) after his pickup truck crashed into a utility pole and tree in Preble County Monday evening around 7:40pm.

Spencer was driving a 2016 GMC pickup truck south on SR 503 when the truck went off the right side of the road. Spencer over-corrected, causing the truck to go off the left side of road and then hit a pole and tree. He was the only occupant in the truck at the time of the crash.

Spencer is the son of Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is expected to perform an autopsy today.

Responding to the crash was the Gratis EMS, Gratis Fire Department and West Elkton Gratis Twp. Fire Department.

Deputies and the Preble County Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate.