The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash.


Paris Township, Stark County The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash which occurred on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 01:09 A.M. The crash occurred on State Route 183 in the area of Marvindale Street SE, located in Paris Township, Stark County.

A 2011 Hyundai Elantra was traveling north on State Route 183. The Hyundai traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree stump head-on.

The Hyundai was operated by Samuel E. Durst Jr., 59, of Alliance, Ohio. Mr. Durst Jr. was transported from the scene by Sandy Creek Township Fire to Aultman Hospital with serious injuries. Mr. Durst Jr. was later transported by Life Flight to Metro Health in Cleveland.

The available safety belt was in use by Mr. Durst Jr. at the time of the crash. Alcohol is expected to have contributed to the crash. The crash remains under investigation.