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Man in fatal traffic accident reportedly stealing stop signs just before his death

Eric Pfeiffer
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Tyller Myers inside his truck before the accident (Facebook)

Authorities say a young driver from Norwalk, Ohio, who died in a traffic accident may have been stealing stop signs shortly before his death.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that 19-year-old Tyller Myers was killed after he ran a stop sign in his Ford F-150 pickup truck and was struck by a tractor-trailer, according to police.

And when police began investigating the accident, they found three stop signs inside Myers' truck, which Sgt. Jason Demuth said had been stolen from intersections along the route Myers had been traveling before his accident.

While Myers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the driver of the tractor-trailer, Kevin Heter, was flown to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating Trooper Tim Hoffman said Myers was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

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