State patrol names Malvasi as driver in fatal Canfield crash


The Ohio State Highway Patrol has determined that Michael Malvasi was driving in a fatal crash that killed 23-year-old Ryan Lanzo in November.

The car crashed on Shields Road, and a passerby called 911. When police arrived at the scene, they found an unoccupied vehicle that was registered to Malvasi.

A relative of Malvasi’s dropped Lanzo off at an urgent-care facility in Austintown, where he was pronounced dead, an OHSP officer said at the time.

A spokesman for the OSHP said it’s too early to determine whether the patrol will bring charges against Malvasi, 27, of Canfield.

In February, a Mahoning County grand jury indicted Malvasi on charges of trafficking in hashish and possession of hashish.

Those charges resulted from a search warrant Canfield police served at his house in August 2017 and the case remains open.

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