Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:50

Two Dead In Three-Car Accident On I-271

A second person has died following a three-car accident in Richfield Friday night.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports that the accident happened when a pickup truck crossed over into the opposite side of traffic on Interstate 271. Multiple media reports stated Friday that one person died and two others were injured. The Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that two people died in the crash.

The Richfield Police Department and the Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the incident. Further details were not released.

The names of the victims are being withheld until their families are notified.

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Friday, 12 September 2014 11:59

Akron Man Indicted In Fatal Crash

An indictment was announced today against a 39-year-old Akron man accused of causing an accident in July that ultimately took the life of an 18-year-old Stow man.

A Summit County grand jury indicted David Brown on a list of charges including:

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a felony of the second degree
Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a felony of the third degree
Vehicular Homicide, a misdemeanor of the first degree
Vehicular Homicide, a misdemeanor of the second degree
Operating Under the Influence, a misdemeanor of the first degree
Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, a minor misdemeanor
Speeding, a minor misdemeanor
Space Between Moving Vehicles, a minor misdemeanor

Andrew Moncheck, 18, a graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, died following a crash on Interstate 77 South in Bath Township on July 12. Moncheck was ejected from the passenger side of a vehicle after the car he was in was struck from behind. Brown was the driver of the other vehicle. Authorities said he failed a sobriety test.

The Summit County Prosecutor's Office reports that Brown was arrested yesterday and arraigned this (Friday) morning. His bond has been set at $50,000 at 10% and his driving privileges have been revoked. His pretrial has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m.

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One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash between a semi-tractor-trailer and a motorcycle in Stark County early Saturday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Canton post says it happened at about 5 AM Saturday on U-S 30 eastbound in Perry Township.

The patrol says a truck driven by 45 year-old Joseph Hardman of Canton struck a motorcycle with two riders - 34 year-old Stephen Young of Magnolia and his passenger, 34 year-old Christina Barkett of Canton. Both were ejected from the motorcycle.

Barkett died after being taken to Aultman Hospital with serious injuries. Young was also taken to Aultman with serious injuries.

The truck's driver was not injured.

The patrol says Barkett died despite wearing a helmet, and Young wasn't wearing his. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The Northeast Ohio Crash Reconstruction Team was called to the scene of the accident, which is still under investigation.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:30

Motorcyclist Killed In Wayne County Crash

State troopers are investigating a fatal two vehicle crash that happened in Wayne County Tuesday evening.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says William C. Evans, 67, of Colorado, was driving his motorcycle on Canaan Center Road near Sterling Road where he struck another vehicle after failing to yield at a stop sign.

Evans was pronounced dead shortly after he was taken by Metro Life Flight to Cleveland Metro Hospital. His passenger, Shirley J. Evans, 67, of Colorado, was also flown to the hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

Both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

The man driving the other vehicle, Ike M. Lewis, 85, of Wooster, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.

Troopers say this is eighth fatal crash in Wayne County this year.

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Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:35

Stark Motorcycle Crash Kills Two

A crash in Stark County early Sunday morning has killed both people aboard a motorcycle.

The crash happened at just before 12:30 AM Sunday at Sherman Church Avenue and Whipple Avenue in Perry Township.

The Canton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 35 year-old Jeffrey Martin of Canton lost control of his motorcycle on Sherman Church Avenue and went off the left side of the road, then struck a guardrail.

Martin and his rear seat passenger, 37 year-old Julie Zona, were ejected from the motorcycle and were seriously injured.

Both were then pronounced dead at the scene.

The patrol says both were not wearing a helmet when the crash happened. The crash is still under investigation.

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Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:59

Wayne County Fatal Crash Probed

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal one-car crash in Wayne County.

The patrol's Wooster post says it happened on Ohio 241 less than a half-mile north of the village of Mount Eaton early Friday morning.

Troopers say 52 year-old Samuel P. Hittle of Massillon was driving west on Route 241 when he went off the left side of the road, striking mailboxes and a utility pole with the driver's side portion of his Jeep.

The patrol says Hittle's vehicle came to rest in a yard after spinning around.

Though the roadway was wet, the patrol says weather or flooding are not considered to be a factor.

The crash was the third fatal Wayne County crash so far this year.

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Sunday, 16 February 2014 12:56

Crash Into Medina County Home Kills Two

Two women were killed when a car crashed into a house Saturday afternoon in Medina County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Medina Post say it happened at 4:21 p.m. on State Route 301, just north of U.S. 224, in Homer Township.

The patrol says a car driven by 58 year-old Doris Williams of West Salem went through a stop sign on Route 301, went off the left side of the road and struck a house.

Williams and the passenger, 53 year-old Rosemarie Kinney of West Salem, both died from their injuries.

The patrol says the driver, Williams, was wearing safety belts, but Kinney wasn't at the time of the crash.

It's not known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a Saturday morning crash in Stark County that killed a car's passenger.

The Patrol says the crash happened at about 8:20 Saturday morning on Ohio 44 in Osnaburg Township.

Troopers say 57 year-old Michael Sudano of Niles was trying to make a left turn off of the northbound road onto a side street, when his dump truck turned into the path of a southbound car.

A passenger in that car, 37 year-old Paula Jeffers of Waynesburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, 48 year-old Larry Morrison of Waynesburg, was transported to Canton's Aultman Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The State Highway Patrol says alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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Bond has been set at $1 million for a Kent man charged in a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike on Thursday night.
 
The Toledo Blade reports that 24 year-old Andrew Gans was arraigned by video in a Sandusky County courtroom Monday morning, and bond was set at $500,000 on each of two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.
 
Gans remains in the Sandusky County Jail until a preliminary hearing on December 17th.
 
He did not make a statement in his arraigment.
 
The crash on the Ohio Turnpike Thanksgiving evening killed 77 year-old Wilbur and Margaret McCoy.
 
Troopers say their minivan was struck by a vehicle traveling over 125 miles per hour near the Turnpike's Fremont interchange.
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A Warren man was killed in a one-car crash in Portage County early Saturday morning.

The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says it happened on Ohio 305 in Nelson Township at about 4:15 a.m.

Troopers say 35 year-old John Debon III was driving westbound on 305 at a high rate of speed, when he went off the right side of the roadway and crashed into two trees.

Debon was extricated from the car by local fire and EMS crews, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Portage County coroner.

Troopers say Debon wasn't wearing a safety belt, and no one else was in the vehicle.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Ravenna post is investigating. It hasn't yet been determined if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

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