Route 82 WB in Trumbull County reopened after fatal tractor-trailer crash

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BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A portion of Route 82 in Brookfield Township is back open after a fatal crash on Friday temporarily closed it.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. on Route 82 at Addison Road.

Timothy Beckstine, 65, of Mercer, Pennsylvania, was driving eastbound in a Chevrolet Malibu on Addison Road, crossing Route 82, when he drove into the side of a tractor-trailer, according to police.

John Kroko, 59, had been driving northwest on Route 82 in a 2015 Kenworth that was hauling a steel coil.

When Beckstine drove into the side of the Kenworth, he hit the rear wheels, causing his vehicle to spin, police said.

He was taken to Sharon Regional Hospital, where he died.

Police said Beckstine was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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