St. C. man dies after crash

A LOCAL man died from severe head injuries this morning after crashing an off-road vehicle Saturday in Belmont County, said troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Justin Pytlak, 24, of St. Clairsville, died from trauma to his head after he and his 19-year-old passenger, Kelsey Harris, of Morristown, collided with a deer and were ejected from the vehicle on Ohio 118, troopers said.

Troopers said both people weren’t wearing helmets or seat belts. Harris was treated and released from the hospital following the crash, authorities said.