YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) -The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed during a crash on Midlothian Blvd on Tuesday afternoon.
The bicyclist is identified as Daniel S. Krotky, 48, of Youngstown. He sustained fatal injuries after being struck head-on by a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix.
The driver of the Grand Prix is 86-year-old Clydine Watson, of Struthers. She suffered minor injuries from the crash.
The crash happened at 1:18 p.m. near the I-680 bridge over Midlothian Blvd, leading police to close the southbound ramp from 680 to Midlothian.
According to a news release from State Highway Patrol, Krotky was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Midlothian on a Schwinn World Sport bicycle when he was struck by Watson, who was traveling eastbound in the same lane. He was thrown onto the roadway and was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Police said that the vehicle involved fled the scene, but police later found it in the parking lot of a drug store on Youngstown-Poland Road.
The crash is still under investigation, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.
This year, there have been 18 people killed in crashes in Mahoning County.