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.

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