Driver Killed in single vehicle accident

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Bowling Green Post is currently investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred today at approximately 2:50PM. The crash occurred on Dowling Rd west of SR 199 in Perrysburg Township, Wood County.

Mathew R. Paxton, age 47, of Weston, Ohio was driving a1994 Geo Prizm westbound on Dowling Rd west of SR 199. The vehicle sustained heavy damage from the crash and towed from the scene by VJ's Towing.

Mr. Paxton was westbound on Dowling Rd west of SR 199. He went off the right side of the road striking a cement birdbath, bushes, and finally striking a tree head on.

Seatbelt and alcohol use is unknown at this time and the crash remains under investigation.

The Perrysburg Township Fire and EMS, Perrysburg Township EMS, and VJ's Towing assisted troopers at the scene.