Investigators identify victim in deadly wrong-way crash in Austintown

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The victim was identified as 44-year-old Matthew Myers, of Columbiana

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – One man is dead and another is in the hospital following a two car accident Saturday morning.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say a wrong-way driver hit another vehicle on Route 11 in Austintown, killing the other driver.

The victim was identified as 44-year-old Matthew Myers, of Columbiana.

According to Highway Patrol, a 25-year-old man from West Virginia was traveling the wrong way on Route 11 around 6 a.m. when he hit Myers, who was driving northbound on a 2006 Cadillac STS.

Myers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The West Virginia man, who was driving a 2008 Honda CR-V, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with serious injuries. His condition at this time is unknown.

Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and no charges have been filed at this time.

They believe the West Virginia man was heading the wrong way on SR 11 after entering via an exit.

“He entered the highway from one of the on-ramps. We couldn’t find any indication that he drove over the median,” said Matt Abbey of Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged.

Police were not able to say is alcohol played a role in the crash.

The road was closed for a a few hours but has since reopened.

Matthew Myers Obituary

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