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.