NIMISHILLEN TWP., Ohio - Troopers with the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating after a man was killed in a crash Monday night.
Around 8 p.m., troopers responded to a two-car crash along the eastbound lanes of US-62.
Troopers determined a 1996 Mazda MX6 driven by Donald L. Lewers, 19, of Canton, lost control before traveling off the left side of the road, through a grass median and into oncoming traffic along the eastbound lanes of US 62. Lewers’ vehicle was then struck by a 1999 Pontiac Firebird driven by Andrew Mooney, 26, of Girard.
First responders with the Nimishillen Township Fire Department transported both men to nearby hospitals — Lewers to Aultman Hospital with life-threatening injuries; Mooney to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to troopers, Lewers succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash shortly after being hospitalized.
While it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash, troopers said Lewers was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash, unlike Mooney who survived the wreck.
The crash remains under investigation.
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