CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – One person is dead after crashing into a home in Champaign County Wednesday.
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. on State Route 235. A preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle involved, a 2017 Toyota, was travelling northbound on State Route 235 North in the 9900 block when it traveled off the left side of the roadway for an unknown reason.
The vehicle then struck the home and caught fire. When crews arrived, the vehicle and home were heavily engulfed in flames. The sheriff’s office said although several attempts were made, the residents were unable to rescue the driver from the vehicle. The driver was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s office said residents were able to evacuate the house safely. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the homeowners.
The crash is under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.