Fatal crash on SR 517 investigated

LISBON – The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened on state Route 517 in Fairfield Township early Friday.

According to their reports, Joshua R. McCune, 29, of state Route 154, Lisbon, was eastbound on state Route 517 in a 1998 Dodge pickup around 6 a.m. when he passed another vehicle, lost control and slid of the right side into a guardrail and overturned.

McCune was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a Columbiana County Coroner’s investigator.

The New Waterford fire/EMS department and Ohio Department of Transportation also responded.