HICKSVILLE — Investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol continues in the early Wednesday morning crash that claimed the life of a Hicksville man.

Daniel Beatty, 57, Hicksville was southbound on Casebeer-Miller Road, north of Spencerville Road, in a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier when he traveled off the right side of the roadway onto an embankment, then traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree and house. Hicksville EMS transported Beatty to Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, where he was pronounced deceased.

A safety belt was in use at the time of the crash, according to Highway Patrol troopers.

The Hicksville Fire Department and the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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