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Local driver crashes into Mad River

A local driver who swerved to miss a deer on State Route 245 near West Liberty crashed into the Mad River Tuesday afternoon around 12:45.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Douglas Dowty, 64, of 501 Township Road 191, West Liberty, was driving an '03 Honda CR-V eastbound on 245 three-tenths of a mile west of County Road 1 when he lost control, then went off the right side of the road and rolled into the Mad River.

Dowty, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured.

The CR-V suffered heavy damage.

Dowty was not cited.

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