FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Wayne Groth Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal single-vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Groth, 58, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Columbus Friday night.


According to reports, Groth was operating a vehicle on Parsons Avenue near Llewellyn Avenue in Columbus, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole.

Groth was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2019 census estimates, the population was 1,316,756, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.