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Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:39 PM

DEFIANCE – The Defiance Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday evening on the Defiance-Paulding County Line Road.

 

Dead is Sylvester D. Ankney, age 63, of Cecil.

According to troopers, the crash occurred at about 9:09 p.m. Dec. 27 on the county line (Township Road 8), about one-half mile east of The Bend Road (County Road 133).

Ankney was driving a 2007 Buick Rendezvous eastbound when he traveled off the north side of the road, overcorrected and went back into the eastbound lane. He then overcorrected again and traveled off the north side of the road and struck a ditch. The vehicle then overturned several times.

Ankney was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a safety belt, according to troopers.

It does not appear alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.