Man killed after head-on crash in Delaware County

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DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a Delaware man Friday night.

The State Highway Patrol responded to a reported accident US 42 near milepost 11 in Delaware Township at 7:14 p.m.

Officials said 37-year-old David A. Carper was driving a silver 2000 Volkswagen Beetle northbound on US 42 when his vehicle went left of center and collided head-on with a beige 2005 GMC Canyon headed southbound, which was driven by 57-year-old Jeffrey A. Sparks, of Ostrander.

Carper was pronounced dead at the scene by the Delaware County Coroner. Spark was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition

Trooper said Carper was hearing his seat belt, while Sparks was not

They believe alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.

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