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Person dies after single vehicle crash near Johnson Memorial Health

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Mar 08, 2023

FRANKLIN — One person is dead after a Wednesday night crash in Franklin, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. in the 700 block of Hospital Road. That is not far from the intersection of state roads 44 and 144.

The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene. On Thursday the driver was identified as 22-year-old Kane Grudowski of Morgantown.

Hospital Road between County Road 50E and Tracy Miles Road was closed due to the incident.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office determined Grudowski's truck left the road for an unknown reason before sliding between two utility poles and striking a tree.