Two-car crash in Massillon kills 62-year-old man whose car went left of center

MASSILLON, Ohio - A 62-year-old man died after a crash on Wales Avenue in Massillon on Wednesday.

The accident happened at about 12:45 p.m. just north of Coventry Street NE, the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Gary Herring, 62, of Akron drifted left of center in his Chevrolet Aveo and hit a truck head on, troopers said. Herring was taken to Affinity Medical Center with serious injuries and was pronounced dead.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

The patrol said both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Drugs and alcohol are not facts in the crash and conditions were rainy at the time.

According to troopers, this is the ninth fatal traffic crash in Stark County in 2013.

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