One Dead After Single-Vehicle Crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY — One man is dead after a crash Tuesday afternoon on Route 149 in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says the office received a 911 call at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about a traffic crash on Route 149 near the intersection of River Road. When deputies arrived, they found a single vehicle crash at the location. Roadway evidence showed that a 2016 Ram truck was traveling eastbound on 149 when the truck left the roadway and struck several trees and other debris. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, 67-year-old Rick L. Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.