BEAVER TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A man is dead and two people are in the hospital after a two-car crash on State Route 7 in Beaver Township Sunday evening.
Now, police have seized the phone of the driver that they say caused the crash. Investigators aren’t saying whether the 16-year-old driver was using his phone at the time of the crash, but they’re still investigating.
The crash happened near Western Reserve Road, next to ZID Realty and Associates, around 5:15 p.m.
Ohio State Highway Patrol said a Dodge Durango driven by a 16-year-old was traveling northbound on State Rt. 7. It veered off the road and struck 54-year-old Michael Helon Jr. of Poland, who was stopped in his Jeep Patriot in a private drive at State Rt. 7.
Helon Jr. was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman, where he later died.
The juvenile was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman for his injuries. The passenger of the Jeep Patriot was taken to St. E’s in Youngstown for her injuries.
Charges haven’t been filed yet.