Grove City man passes away after Licking County crash

LICKING COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Troopers are investigating after a fatal crash Tuesday night in Licking County.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at about 11:56pm, Tuesday, Joshua T. Finkel, 31, of Grove City, was driving a 2002 Acura TL southbound on York Road when he drove off the roadway and struck the guardrail.

Finkel continued driving off the embankment where he became airborne and struck a concrete wall before becoming submerged in the creek under York Road. Firefighters rescued him from the water.

Finkel was first transported to Licking Memorial Hospital but later was taken to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Finkel later passed away from his injuries.

Troopers continue to investigate but say alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.

NBC4i.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s