Wesley Mercer ejected from SUV, killed in one-vehicle Green Township wreck

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A New Vienna, Ohio man was killed Friday evening when he was ejected from an SUV in Clinton County during a one-vehicle accident.

Wesley E. Mercer, 33, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Beatty Road at about 5 p.m. when he drove off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and then drove off the right side of the road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The vehicle then overturned and Mercer was ejected.

The Clinton County Coroner’s Office pronounced Mercer dead at the scene, which is west of Reagan Road in Green Township. Mercer was not wearing his seat belt.

Investigators with OSP said they do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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