2 men seriously hurt in crash in Salem Twp.


2 men seriously hurt in crash in Salem Twp.

SALEM

Three Columbiana city residents were injured, two seriously, in a one-vehicle crash at 5 a.m. Sunday on old state Route 344 just north of Franklin Square in Salem Township.

The vehicle was traveling northeast on Route 344 when the driver lost control on the snowy roadway and went off the left side of the road and struck a guard rail and cement retaining wall, according to officers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lisbon Post.

The driver, David Sheely, 27, and rear passenger, Devin Decker, 29, both suffered serious injuries and were life flighted to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in Youngstown. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. The front seat passenger, Allison Grossen, 31, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to have been a factor, according to the OSHP.

Girard woman killed in Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD

A Girard woman, Robin Hayes, 38, was killed Saturday evening when the vehicle in which she was riding westbound on state Route 82 went off the left side of the road, struck a median and overturned. Hayes was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle, James T. Hayes, 37, of Girard, Robin’s husband, and her son, 16, the right rear passenger, were transported to St. Elizabeth for minor injuries and precautionary measures, respectively. Robin, a passenger in the right front seat was not wearing a seat belt, according to officers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Warren Post.

The crash occurred at about 6:05 p.m. on Route 82 near state Route 7 in Brookfield.

Alcohol and drugs does not appear to have been a factor in the crash, the cause of which remains under investigation.

Public can examine Boardman finances

BOARDMAN

The 2017 annual township financial report is complete and has been sent to the Auditor of State’s office. Copies of the report can be picked up at the township government center, 8299 Market St.

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