A Plymouth man killed in a single-vehicle rollover Thursday morning was a loving father and grandfather, his family said.
John Costein, 57, was on his way home from work at Okamoto in Sandusky when his 1995 Jeep Cherokee crashed at about 8 a.m., according to the Norwalk post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Cherokee was traveling south on Ohio 99, just north of Monroeville, when it went off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole and rolled into a field. Costein died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the news release.
"John was a man that loved his family very much, and he was a good man that supported the UAW," said Michael Costein, one of John's sons.
John was born and raise in Willard, and lived in Plymouth. He had another son, David Costein, and two grandchildren, with another on the way.
He also had a wife, Susan Costein.
John was a fan of Ohio State, and would have been rooting for his son's alma mater Saturday in the Big Ten Championship game, Michael said.
"Beat Michigan State — he would have eaten it up," Michael said.
What exactly caused the crash is unclear, as weather conditions were not a factor Thursday morning and there was no indication of alcohol or drugs, troopers said.