Marlington High School
Student Involved in a Fatal Crash
Washington Township, Stark County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canton Post is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on April 3, 2021 at 10:21 P.M.
A 2011 Kia Optima was driven by a juvenile from Alliance, Ohio. It was traveling east on Beech Street where witnesses reported the operator was driving at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles in a non-passing zone. The vehicle crashed on Beech Street west of Colony Drive. The vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway striking a stop sign and tree. The vehicle overturned several times and the operator was ejected.
The operator succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene of the crash. The crash remains under investigation. The operator was not wearing a safety belt and alcohol/drugs are not expected to be a factor in the crash. Beech Street was closed due to the crash for approximately 3 hours.
PUBLISHED 8:27 AM 4/4/2021