Fatal Crash Victims Identified

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The two men killed in a fiery crash Monday in Berlin Township were identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday.

Coroner’s investigators identified the men as Jarod Todd Cameron, 23, and Ryan E. Zwingler, 29, both of Salem. Cameron was driving the truck and Zwingler was the passenger, the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office said.

The men, who authorities said were trapped in their burning truck and burned beyond recognition, were identified through dental records, the coroner’s office said.

Both men worked for Bonnie Plants, Inc., and were transporting plants, flowers and Styrofoam when the crash happened at about 11 p.m. Monday on Route 534 Leffingwell Road and Western Reserve Road.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s office said toxicology results are pending.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said Cameron’s straight truck was traveling southbound on Route 534 when it went off the side off the road, over-corrected and crossed the center line, hitting a semi truck head-on.

Both vehicles engulfed in flames. Witnesses said they heard three explosions.

The driver of the semi truck, Mark Hoskins, of Alliance, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in fair condition.

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