MARTINSVILLE — A traffic crash on Farmers Road that apparently occurred Sunday night claimed the life of a Martinsville man.
According to the preliminary investigation, Shawn M. Adams, 39, of Martinsville, was operating a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and was traveling northwest on Farmers Road. Adam’s vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, and struck a utility pole and a tree, stated a media release from the Wilmington post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Adams was wearing a safety belt, but did not survive the crash, the patrol stated.
The speed of Adam’s vehicle appears to have been a factor in the crash, the media release added.
The crash, occurring on Farmers Road southeast of Crouse Road, reportedly was not found until Monday morning.
The crash remains under investigation.