Warren man struck by vehicle and killed

Warren man struck by vehicle and killed


Thomas R. Smith, 65, of Warren, was killed Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle as he was standing at the rear of his motorcycle that was parked in the westbound lanes of Mahoning Avenue off the roadway east of Lipkey Road by the Meander Reservoir.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Mahoning County coroner’s office, reported the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Canfield Post, which is investigating the crash.

Smith was struck about 4:40 p.m. when a Jeep Wrangler, driven by a juvenile, went off the right side of the road.

Jackson Township and Austintown Township police departments assisted the OSHP with traffic control. No charges were immediately filed in connection with the crash, which remains under investigation.

2-vehicle crash kills Poland man, injures 2 in Beaver Township


One man was killed and two people were hospitalized with injuries from a two-vehicle crash shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday along state Route 7 south of Western Reserve Road.

Dead is Michael J. Helon Jr., 54, of Poland, who was stopped westbound in a private drive along Route 7. A passenger in his vehicle, Kendra Helon, was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, a juvenile, was taken to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital to be treated for injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post, which is investigating the crash, said a Dodge Durango driven north on Route 7 by the juvenile went off the right side of the roadway striking Helon’s Jeep Patriot.

The crash is under investigation. Beaver Township police assisted with traffic control.

Staff reports

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