Ohio State Highway Patrol car

FREDERICKTOWN -- A 56-year-old Lexington woman died Sunday evening in a one-car crash in Knox County, according to the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash occurred at approximately 6:18 p.m. on Butler Road near Mishey Road in Pike Township.

Connie L. Palm, 56, of Lexington, was driving a 2020 red Chevrolet Blazer northbound on Butler Road, troopers said.

Palm lost control after going over a hillcrest and drove off the left side of the roadway, striking a culvert, the ditch and a tree. Palm was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Palm was not wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash, according to the patrol.

The patrol was assisted on scene by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown EMS, Fredericktown Fire Department, and the Knox County Coroner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation.

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