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Charleston man killed in Gallia County single-vehicle car crash

November 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Charleston man was killed late Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash in Gallia County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on Ohio 7 near mile post 31, according to a release from the Gallipolis post of the highway patrol.

Christopher C. Ferguson, 29, of Charleston, suffered fatal injuries in the crash after his 2002 Saab 93 crossed the center line of the roadway, striking a traffic sign, ditch and tree before overturning and coming to rest on its top.

Ferguson was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the release.

The road was closed for about an hour after the crash, which remains under investigation.

The following information is provided by reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed eight new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Monday, according to a printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Falsely reporting an emergency incident, obstructing an officer, 2:30 a.m. Monday, 100 block of 5th Avenue.

Warrant service, 1:47 a.m. Monday, 9th Street and 6th Avenue.

Malicious or unlawful assault, 10 p.m. Sunday, 17th Street.

Obstructing an officer, domestic battery, 6:45 p.m. Sunday, 1300 block of Monroe Avenue.

Insurance requires, suspended or revoked license for DUI, warrant service, 5:59 p.m. Sunday, Hal Greer Boulevard and Charleston Avenue.

Destruction of property, 8 a.m. Saturday, 3600 block of Crane Avenue.

Petit larceny, 9 a.m. Sunday, 900 block of West 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, 300 block of 6th Avenue.

The following information is provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail:

Ronald McGinnis, 36, was incarcerated at 12:05 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with grand larceny. Bond was $10,000.

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