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Troopers are investigating a single-car crash early Sunday morning in Wayne County that killed one of the car's occupants.
The Wooster post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that 29 year-old Earnest Nelson of Orrville was driving a car that drifted off the right side of Church Road (County Road 7) east of State Route 94 at just after 5 AM Sunday.
The car struck a creek embankment then struck a tree before coming to rest.
Killed in the crash was 25 year-old Tremale Thomas of Wooster, a passenger in the car's back seat.
Nelson and a front seat passenger, 29 year-old Lance Almond, were treated and released from area hospitals.
It's not known if Thomas was wearing a seat belt, or how he died. Highway Patrol troopers are also investigating any possible use of drugs or alcohol in the crash.
A Barberton woman will be spending some time behind bars for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her fiance.
The Beacon Journal reports 26-year-old Jessica Thomas will serve the next three years in prison for the accident that claimed Jeffery Spencer's life March 31 of last year.
Thomas also received a lifetime driver's license suspension and a $1,000 fine.
Thomas was driving with Spencer around 2:30 a.m. when her car veered off SR 241 in Springfield Township before crashing into a tree. Spencer was partially ejected from the car and died from his injuries four days later. Thomas was also injured in the crash.
Prosecutors says she had an alcohol level of 0.16 and traces of marijuana in her system. A jury convicted Thomas of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while impaired last month.
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The driver who died in a crash Monday morning in Tallmadge has been identified.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says 43-year old Kenneth Miller of Parma died of blunt force trauma to his head and body.
Authorities say Miller was driving a Chevy Astro van on Southeast Avenue near the Summit Racing Equipment parking lot when it left the road and struck a utility pole, several parked cars, and a tree.
He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation by the Tallmadge Police.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-car crash in Stark County that claimed the life of a Carrollton woman Wednesday afternoon.
Troopers say the driver of a GMC Safari went left of center on State Route 43 in Waynesburg and struck a Jeep Wrangler which was traveling in the opposite direction around 1:20 p.m.
The Jeep overturned and ejected the driver, Martha E. Lowe, 52, of Carollton. The Jeep then landed on top of Lowe. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 28-year-old driver of the van was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The 43-year-old passenger also suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment.
All those involved in the crash were not wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.
A motorcyclist was killed in Jackson Township Tuesday night after he crashed into two poles near a shopping center.
Jackson Township police said Justin Zickafoose, 26, of Canton, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into two utility poles near a Belden Center shopping plaza on Dressler Road around 10 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Chief Dave Zink said it appears Zickafoose was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was driving above the posted speed limit at 35 mph.
Zink reminds motorcyclists to make safety a top priority.
"Wear a helmet. They certainly do save lives," said Zink. "Adhere to the posted speed limits and drive defensively."
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking into a fatal crash between a car and a semi-tractor trailer that happened early Saturday morning in Medina County.
The Patrol says 43 year-old Thomas McKenzie of Cleveland drove his car left of center on U.S. 42 just north of West Salem at about 3:30 a.m. and struck a tanker-trailer driven by 39 year-old Louis Kimberlin of Fostoria, which was heading in the other direction.
McKenzie was transported to Akron General Medical Center, and was pronounced dead.
Despite his truck overturning and catching fire, Kimberlin survived the crash with only minor injuries.
The Patrol says Kimberlin was wearing a seatbelt, and McKenzie was not...and that the car's driver was partially ejected from his vehicle.
The crash forced the closure of U.S. 42 in the area for a few hours.
The State Highway Patrol is awaiting blood results for McKenzie, and the crash is under investigation.
State troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Milton Township Sunday.
The Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports a car traveling on State Route 585 collided with a semi-truck near Benner Road shortly before 6 p.m.
The driver of the car died in the accident. His name has not been released.
His two passengers were treated at an area hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Andrew Mendenhall, 29, of West Salem was identified as the driver of the truck. He was not injured in the crash.
Troopers said both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
The crash is under investigation.
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A Cuyahoga Falls man is dead after an early morning traffic accident in North Akron.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office says 58 year-old David Catalano of Second Street was driving on Gorge Boulevard in Akron at about 1 AM Saturday morning, when his car went off the road and struck a light pole near East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue.
Catalano was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:23 AM.
The Medical Examiner's office and Akron police are investigating the crash.
An autopsy is scheduled for later Saturday.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an early Sunday morning fatal crash in Medina County.
It happened on South Medina Line Road, south of Ohio 162, in Sharon Township at about 1:35 a.m. Sunday. A car crashed into a freight train.
The Patrol says the SUV, driven by 19-year old Wesley Danko, of Copley, hit the side of the train at the train crossing while traveling southbound on Medina Line Road.
The SUV hit the middle of the train, then went off the right side of the road, down a cement culvert and then into a shallow creek, where the vehicle caught fire.
Danko was taken to Medina General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The accident is still under investigation.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office and Akron police are looking into a death in a traffic crash Friday night.
They say that about 10 p.m. Friday night, 26 year-old Sullivan Jackson of Litchfield Drive in Copley was driving northbound on Route 8 near the Glenwood Avenue exit at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of his vehicle.
Officials say Jackson then lost went off the roadway. His vehicle then overturned and he was ejected.
Jackson was transported to Akron City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries at about 11:30 p.m.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office scheduled an autopsy for Saturday.
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