85-year-old man dies after crash into pole in Brookville

An 85-year-old Brookville man is dead after a pickup truck crashed into pole late Monday afternoon in Brookville.

The crash was reported at 5 p.m. on Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road near Arlington Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Walter Kellison was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 east on Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road when it went off the right side of the road and crashed into a utility pole.

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Crews at the scene asked for a medical helicopter, but later canceled the request, according to the Englewood Police Department, which provides emergency police and fire dispatch services for Brookville.

Instead, crews took Kellison to Miami Valley Hospital, where he died, OSHP said.

According to initial reports, the vehicle crashed into the pole hard enough to snap it off its base.

The road was closed for three hours due to the crash, which remains under investigation.

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