(10-2-22) The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash after a pickup truck struck a utility pole.

On October 1, 2022, at approximately 10:06 P.M. troopers responded to after receiving a report of a pickup truck in a field with power lines down nearby.  Todd M. Donaldson, (46) of Columbus Grove, Ohio was traveling north on Stewart Road and partially went off the right side of the roadway.  The vehicle re-entered the roadway, spun out and then went completely off the right side of the roadway.  The vehicle struck a utility pole and came to final rest in a field on the east side of the roadway.

Donaldson was pronounced deceased on scene.  He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol is suspected to be a factor. He was transported by H & H Funeral Services to Mercy Health St. Rita’s Morgue

Assisting troopers on scene were Cairo-Monroe Township Fire and EMS, American Electric Power Company, Allen County Coroner’s Office, H & H Funeral Services and Miller Auto Towing.  The crash remains under investigation.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol would like to remind motorist to never drive impaired by drugs or alcohol and always designate a sober driver.