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During the night, an ATV accident kills Cloverdale man

Andrew Altenburger, 28, of Cloverdale, died early this morning in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies reported they received a 9-1-1 call at 2:20 a.m. stating Altenburger had crashed in a field west of road 23-L south of Cloverdale. He had struck a surface drain, causing the ATV to roll and eject him.

Lifeflight was called to the scene but was cancelled en route. Altenburger was pronounced dead at the scene by Putnam County Coroner Dr. Anne Horstman.

Also assisting were Ottoville Fire Department, Ottoville and Putnam County EMS, the Lima Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, and Meyer’s Towing.

Love Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

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