FPS staff report
April 24, 2013
A 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.