Ohio State Highway Patrol car

WAYNE COUNTY -- An 87-year-old Creston man died after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday at 1:45 p.m., according to the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Wayne County Road 6, south of Wayne Township Road 229, troopers said.

Robert Glessner, 87 of Creston, was driving southbound on County Road 6 when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. The vehicle then traveled back onto the road, crossing the center line before traveling off the left side of the road.

The vehicle Unit struck a ditch before overturning several times, coming to rest in a field off the left side of the road. Glessner was partially ejected, according to the patrol.

Glessner was transported by Central Fire EMS to Wooster Community Hospital before later being transported by EMS to Akron General Hospital.

While there, he underwent emergency surgery as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Glessner succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Akron General Hospital at 7:59 p.m., troopers said.

The Central Fire Department and troopers from the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on scene to assist.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the patrol, which said no seatbelt restraint was used by the driver.

The crash, which remains under investigation, is the second fatal traffic accident in Wayne County in 2020.

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