The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a three vehicle crash with one fatality

 

Perry Township – The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a three vehicle crash, which occurred on July 31st, 2022 at approximately 12:43 PM.  The crash occurred on SR 172 (Lincoln Way) near milepost 11 in Perry Township, Stark County.

 

Edward M. Matako, 79, of Massillon Ohio, was operating a 2019 Lexus RX350 at the time of the crash. Mr. Matako was traveling westbound on Lincoln Way.

 

Tanisha M. Barnett, 42, of Massillon Ohio, was operating a 2011 Nissan Murano at the time of the crash.  Mrs. Barnett was traveling eastbound on Lincoln Way.

 

Kenneth W. Kurzen,, 72, of Dalton Ohio, was operating a 2010 Ford Focus at the time of the crash.  Mr. Kurzen was traveling eastbound on Lincoln Way.

 

Mr. Matako’s vehicle traveled left of center striking Mrs. Barnett’s vehicle head on and then continued further across the road striking Mr. Kurzen’s vehicle head on. All drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Mr. Matako was transported to Aultman hospital by Perry Township EMS where he was pronounced deceased. 

 

Perry Township Police Department and Perry Township Fire Department assisted on scene.

 

Alcohol and or drugs are not a factor in the crash.

 

The crash remains under investigation.