An Athens man died early Wednesday morning in a pickup truck accident, police said.

Killed in the single-vehicle rollover on Hartland Road in Athens was Chad E. Flanders, 39, according to a news release from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. The accident was reported at 1:02 a.m.

Police said Flanders, driving a 1983 Chevrolet pickup truck that he had bought Tuesday, was driving east on Hartland Road when he veered off the road, overcorrected and rolled over. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck, police said.

Flanders’ license was suspended at the time of the crash, police said, and investigators are looking into whether speed or alcohol were contributing factors.


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