One person dead after crash in Guernsey County

GUERNSEY COUNTY, OH., (WCMH) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash along I-70 near the Belmont County line Saturday.

It happened around 5:41pm. The crash involved just one commercial semi-trailer hauling over 21,000 pounds of mail.

45-year old Harold Lee Stapp , of Georgia, was headed westbound on I-70 and drove off the right side of the roadway. He struck a guardrail and a concrete bridge support.

Stapp was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

It hasn’t been determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. 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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