The man, whose name will be released pending notification of his kin, slammed into a utility pole as he was heading west on Hayes Street, the chief said. A witness thought the car was about to make a turn in the area of North Jay Street, just west of state Route 571, the chief said.
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A Miami County Coroner's investigator pronounced the man dead at the scene. He has been taken to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, but Miami County is in charge of the case.
Police are investigating a fatal, single-vehicle accident in the Miami County village of West Milton.
The accident was reported just before 8:30 p.m. in the area of Hayes and North Jay streets, just west of state Route 571.
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