A Chillicothe man died in the early afternoon crash.
The Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle accident on US 23 at mile post 4.2 near Massieville.
Authorities say the accident took place just before 12:35pm, Wednesday, when a southbound motorist swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle that was turning into a private drive, went left of center, and was struck by a northbound utility truck.
Authorities say southbound motorist, 51-year-old William Hummel of Chillicothe, died as a result of the crash, while the truck driver, 42-year-old Harry Pierce of Waverly, suffered minor injuries.
The northbound lanes were shut down for nearly two hours as safety crews and ODOT responded to the scene; US 23 was then opened to one lane of traffic in each direction just after 2:30pm, and all lanes were reopened just before 4:30pm.