Truck crash kills Leavittsburg man

CHAMPION — A 60-year-old Leavittsburg man was killed in a single-car crash about 12:45 a.m. Friday on Templeton Road, north of U.S. Route 422, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Letham Swinyer, 60, of Leavittsburg was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck south on Templeton Road when the vehicle veered off the right side, hit a tree and caught fire. The accident closed the road for about two hours.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to a patrol report.

Champion police and fire departments, Farmington fire department and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office assisted the patrol.