PARIS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – One person died Monday after a crash closed a major road just before 6 a.m. in Paris Township.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Gerardo Ramirez of Richmond, California, was traveling westbound on State Route 5 in a Honda Accord when he collided head-on with a man driving a Ford pickup truck.
The accident happened about a half-mile west of Holcomb Raod.
Ramirez died from his injuries and was taken to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.
The 29-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital in Ravenna with serious injuries.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and alcohol is not suspected.
The crash is still under investigation.
State Route 5 was closed in the area but reopened just after 11 a.m.
The Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Falls Fire and EMS, Palmyra Fire and EMS, Edinburg Fire and EMS, the Portage County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Ohio Department of Transportation all assisted on the crash.