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Man killed when motorcycle collides with SUV

Published: Thu, August 14, 2014 @ 8:59 a.m.


The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says Anthony J. Scarnecchia, 59, of Poland, was killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at U.S. Route 224 and Hitchcock Boulevard.

A news release from the patrol says Scarnecchia was traveling east on Route 224 in the right hand lane approaching Hitchcock Boulevard. The SUV, a Jeep Wrangler, was westbound on 224 in the left lane and was trying to turn south on Hitchcock Boulevard when the motorcycle collided with the Jeep as it was turning.

The driver of the Jeep was a 16-year-old female from Youngstown. The patrol would not release her name because she is a juvenile. An 18-year-old passenger was taken by her parents to be treated for injuries at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Scarnecchia died at St. Elizabeth Health Center about 11 p.m., the release states.

The accident is still under investigation. No charges have been filed.


1valleypoboy(227 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Let's see. She's making a left turn, he's making a right turn. Doesn't that pretty much say it all? The way the article is written seems to blame the right turning motorcycle who would clearly have the right of way. Add to that a 16 yr old driver with passenger and I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie.

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2UNCOMMONSENSE(627 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

I don't see anywhere in the article where it blames the motorcycle. Maybe you should watch the movie over again and pay attention.

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3anothermike(227 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

After waiting forever to log in: Just a brief message to all previous posters: Don't take everything reported on TV, Radio or newspapers as the Gospel... News reporters tend to put their own spin on things.....Unfortunate accident in any event......

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4walter_sobchak(2728 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Check the 16 year old's cellphone history! I know the article doesn't indicate she had one but I bet she does. Life can change in an instant.

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5polhack(129 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

I ride. This type of accident is the second leading cause of motorcycling deaths - a car turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Drivers, especially at night, expect oncoming vehicles to have two headlights separated by six feet of car. This paradigm causes them to disregard the single headlight of a motorcycle as traffic. For motorcyclists, you can be extra cautious at intersections by practicing the wig-wag move I learned at an MSA course years ago. Within your lane, tip the bike back and forth several times as you approach an intersection. To an oncoming driver this gives your headlight an arc of movement that gets attention. For drivers, hang up, pay attention and nobody gets hurt.

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