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Crash victim identified

September 12, 2012
Morning Journal News

LISBON - The man killed on Y&O Road in Wellsville Monday evening has been identified as Nathan D. Rodgers, 45, of Madison Township.

According to the highway patrol, Rodgers died as a result of his injuries after crashing a vehicle on Y&O Road shortly after 10 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a county coroner's investigator around 11:30 p.m. The crash remains under investigation, and although no additional details were released by the patrol on Tuesday, a report from the county sheriff's office has indicated Rodgers was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

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Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert
The driver of this vehicle was ejected and his body located in another yard Monday night on Y&O Road. The car struck the pickup truck shown, narrowly missing several people who were standing on the porch.

According to the report, his mother, Patricia Rodgers, of Y&O Road, Wellsville, reported at 9:51 p.m. her son had stolen her vehicle from her home and was intoxicated. Before arriving at her home, the deputy found the vehicle crashed in the 45000 block of Y&O Road.

Preliminary reports revealed that Rodgers was ejected from the vehicle after it went off the right side of the road as he was driving westbound. The car went off the road near a guardrail and traveled along an embankment and down through a yard, knocking off road signs and strewing parts through the yard before it struck a parked pickup truck and flipped over.



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