Youngstown man dies in crash on Rayen Avenue

YOUNGSTOWN — Speed and unfamiliarity with the road likely caused the death of Joseph Babik, 38, of Inverness Avenue, said Detective Sgt. Patricia Garcar, a traffic investigator.

Babik was westbound on Rayen Avenue around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday when he drove into a parking lot at Belmont Avenue and struck a tree, Garcar said.

The impact flipped his vehicle and caught it on fire, she said.

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