Stark County Sheriffs Office Investigates Fatal Crash

Nimishillen Township, Ohio  The Stark County Sheriffs Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Tuesday morning.

At 2:02 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27th deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 8400 block of Columbus Road NE in Nimishillen Township.

A 2008 GMC pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Columbus Road NE when the vehicle drove off the north side of the roadway striking a tree, guardrail, phone utility box and overturned several times before coming to a rest off the roadway.

The driver, 26-year-old Scott Lee IV of Alliance, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, 28-year-old Vincent Mazzei of Homeworth, was transported to Mercy Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash as the investigation continues.