Man on sled killed in ATV-truck crash

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WCMH) — An 18-year-old man who was being pulled on a sled by an ATV has died after a collision with a truck, authorities said.

Troopers from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Ethan Pauley, was killed in the crash that happened near the intersection of Center Street and Gallia Pike in Wheelersburg.

The ATV was southbound, carrying Pauley on a sled, when it was struck by a 2014 Chevy Silverado heading eastbound, operated by 23-year-old Ashton Miller of Wheelersburg. Troopers said Miller fled the scene after the crash and was found a short time later at a nearby residence.

A condition for the ATV driver, Jake Darnell, also of Wheelersburg, was not released by troopers.

The crash remains under investigation. Troopers said Miller may face charges once the investigation is completed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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