(5-24-21) The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that an ATV crash occurred at approximately 9:37 p.m. Sunday on county Road 19, south of Road L, in Putnam County.

Zachary Cassidy (31) of New Bavaria, reportedly was traveling north on county Road 19 operating a Yamaha YXZ when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, then went off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The Yamaha overturned and Cassidy was ejected from the vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a fatal crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

The patrol was assisted on scene by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Coroner’s Office, Kalida Fire and EMS, Putnam County EMS, Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Meyer’s Towing.