Middlefield man, 35, killed in Trumbull County vehicle crash


Staff report

SOUTHINGTON

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal one-vehicle car crash that occurred Saturday night.

Troopers responded to the scene at state Route 534 and Warren Painesville Road in Trumbull County at about 9:12 p.m.

Aaron D. Smith, 35, of Middlefield was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith was heading wesbtound on Warren Painesville. The patrol’s preliminary investigation shows “unsafe speed” to be the cause. The patrol believes that alcohol also was a factor.

The Trumbull County Sherrif’s office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Southington Fire Department and Champion Fire Department were also on the scene as assisting agencies.

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