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Driver killed in truck accident

WINTERSVILLE — Teddie C. Davis, 61, of New Bern, N.C., was killed in a tractor-trailer accident early Sunday morning on state Route 151, between Hopedale and Jewett, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.

The patrol reported Davis was driving west on the road in a tractor-trailer hauling sand around 4:54 a.m. Sunday when he failed to negotiate a curve, a trooper said. The truck went off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail and overturning, the patrol reported.

A trooper said Davis was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol or drug use is not suspected, the patrol reported.

The accident remains under investigation.

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