Two people were tragically killed in motor vehicle crashes that took place in Trumbull County on Thursday evening and early into Friday morning.
Ohio State Troopers are reporting that a 30-year-old man from Warren, OH was killed when the car, in which he was a passenger, drove off the road on Route 82 just west of Route 11 and the Old Avalon Golf Course in Howland, OH, and hit a pole from an overhead sign around 12am.
According to police, the unnamed driver was navigating a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro westbound on Route 82 when he drove off the right side of the road and hit the pole. The passenger was riding in the right front passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that the vehicle's high rate of speed appears to be a major factor in the accident. The driver of the car is still in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center, and two other passengers, both female, are listed in serious condition.
In an unrelated story, a 35-year-old man from Vienna, OH died when he drove off state Route 193, or Youngstown Kingsville Road, near Smith Stewart Road and Route 162 in Vienna. Police are reporting that the man almost certainly died instantly when he ran head-on into construction equipment that is parked in a lost just off the road. Troopers also say that the man was unfortunately not wearing a seat belt. Both of these crashes will remain under investigation by local and state police.