CELINA – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on State Route 274 east of Saint John’s Road. Mercer County Central Dispatch received the call at 11:47 p.m. on July 28, 2019, by a passerby.

A 2002 Ford F150 pickup truck was east bound on State Route 274, the truck crossed the roadway and went off the north side of the road for an unknown reason and struck a power pole. The driver of the pickup truck was ejected after impact with the pole. Pronounced dead at the scene was 17-year-old Zoe A. Lane of 201 N. Franklin St. in New Bremen.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by the Chickasaw Fire Department, St. Henry Squad and MCERV.

The crash remains under investigation.