PUBLISHED 4am 8/3/2022

 

The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is Investigating a fatal crash in Paris Township

North Canton The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on August 2, 2022 at approximately 9:17 PM. The crash occurred on State Route 172 near mile post 26, in Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio.

Christopher R. Bowling, 55, of Canton, was operating a red 2007 Chevrolet Malibu traveling westbound on State Route 172. While traveling westbound, Mr. Bowling drove off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and an embankment. The vehicle then overturned before coming to rest upright.

Mr. Bowling sustained fatal injuries during the crash. He was transported from the crash scene to Aultman Hospital by Sandy Creek Joint Fire Department EMS, where he was pronounced deceased.

Mr. Bowling was not wearing a safety belt when the crash occurred.

The Sandy Creek Joint Fire Department assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the crash scene.

The crash remains under investigation.