Stark County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash

Lake Township, Ohio)- The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Lake Township.

On Tuesday at
8:15 a.m. deputies were called to Market Avenue North, just south of Lake O’Pines Street NE in response to a two vehicle crash.

16-year-old Macie Behringer, of Jackson Township, was traveling northbound on Market Avenue in a 2002 Honda Civic when she lost control of the vehicle and slid into the southbound lane.

Behringer’s vehicle was struck by a southbound 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 29-year-old Amber Pattie, of Uniontown.

Behringer was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was a student at Lake High School where she participated in cheerleading and gymnastics.

Pattie was treated and released at the scene by Hartville EMS.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. Behringer was not wearing a safety belt.

The Canton Metro Crash Team assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.