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Poland man dies in one-vehicle accident

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AccidentA Poland man lost his life Tuesday after a one-vehicle accident at 5:24 p.m. on SR9 in Lee Twp.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol New Philadelphia post, James C. Masterson, 54, was driving a 2012 Freightliner hauling 44,000 lbs. of sand south on SR 9 when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve.  Masterson lost control of the semi tractor and trailer and it overturned going off the left side of the road. He was wearing a seat belt at time of the crash.

Masterson was transported to Aultman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers said alcohol is not a factor but the accident is still under investigation. Will update as details become available.

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