Two killed in Trumbull County crashes
By ED RUNYAN
The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Southington Post is investigating two fatal car crashes Wednesday evening and early Thursday, one of them involving a Youngstown man who crashed just after a Trumbull County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop him for erratic driving.
Timothy J. Webb, 61, of Youngstown was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center after he crashed into a guardrail at the intersection of state Route 305 and Warner Road in Hartford Township at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday.
A sheriff’s deputy had just turned north onto Warner Road when Webb’s 1990 Geo Prism, traveling south, headed toward at him in the wrong lane “all over the road,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Klem of the Southington Post.
The deputy had turned around, turned on his emergency lights and was about to make a traffic stop on Webb’s car when Webb traveled through the stop sign and into the guardrail on the south side of the intersection, Klem said.
Webb’s car came to rest after traveling down an embankment. The intersection is a “T,” with Warner Road not extending south from Route 305.
Webb first was taken to St. Joseph Health Center in Warren and then to St. Elizabeth’s. Webb was not wearing a seat belt, the highway patrol said.
Seven hours later, at 1:30 a.m. today, Alisha E. Miranda, 23, of Andover was involved in a single-car accident at state routes 5 and 88 in Johnston Township.
Miranda was eastbound on Route 5 in a 2004 Dodge Neon when she failed to negotiate a curve at the Route 88 split and drove off the right side of the road, striking a tree.
The car then caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames. Miranda was pronounced dead at the scene.