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Teen dies after striking utility pole in Gallia County, Ohio

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ryelee M. Sipple, 16, of Patriot succumbed to injuries sustained from a crash Wednesday evening. (MGN Online)

A teenager has died after a crash in Gallia County, Ohio.

Ryelee M. Sipple, 16, of Patriot succumbed to injuries sustained from a crash Wednesday evening, according to a news release from The Ohio State Highway Patrol.

An investigation is under way for a single-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:40 p.m. on Johnson Road. The road was temporarily closed after the crash for about eight hours and has since reopened.

A 2013 Subaru Legacy was traveling westbound on Johnson Road when it drove off the right side of the roadway and hit a utility pole, the release said. The vehicle continued off the right side of the road and went airborne, hitting two trees and overturning on its left side, the release said.

Officials said Sipple was wearing a seat belt.

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