The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is Investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash


CANTON – The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash, which occurred on February 2, 2017 at approximately 01:29 AM.  The crash occurred on US 30 east of Harrison Avenue in the City of Canton.


Justin M. Jewell, 32, of Canton was operating a red 2007 Chrysler Town & Country.  Mr. Jewell was traveling the wrong direction on US 30.  He was traveling east in the west bound traffic lanes.  Randy L. Parson, 58, of Navarre was operating a white 2016 International 4300.  Mr. Parson was traveling west on US 30 in the correct direction.  Both vehicles struck head-on in the left most travel lane. 


Mr. Jewell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.  Mr. Parson received non-incapacitating injuries.  He was transported to Aultman Hospital by Canton City fire.


Alcohol is suspected for Mr. Jewell.  Alcohol is not suspected for Mr. Parson.  The available safety belt was not in use by either operators.


The crash remains under investigation.