The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash

Washington Township - The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating fatal traffic crash which occurred on August 28, 2019 at approximately 01:40 AM.  The crash occurred on US Route 62 near mile post 34, in Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio.     

Johnnie E. Owens, 58, of Canton, was operating a black 2009 Cadillac DTS four door westbound on US Route 62.  While traveling westbound Mr. Owens drove off the right side of the roadway into the grass and then back onto the road. The vehicle then lost control, traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. The driver of the vehicle was ejected when the vehicle rolled over. 
 
Mr. Owens sustained fatal injuries during the traffic crash. He was transported from the scene to Mercy Hospital by Nimishillen Township EMS.  Mr. Owens was pronounced deceased upon arriving at the hospital.

Nimishillen Township Fire Department and EMS assisted with the traffic crash. The Canton City Police Department assisted with locating family members of the driver.

The crash remains under investigation.