Two-vehicle crash near Eastwood Mall closes Rt. 46 southbound lanes

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Route 46 crash

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Trumbull County Sunday afternoon.

According to OSP, both southbound lanes of Route 46 in Howland Township had to be closed for a short time. 

Warren Ohio State Highway Patrol reported to the two-vehicle crash at 12:08 p.m.

Officers say the crash happened next to the entrance of the Eastwood Mall.

Michael Dechert, 58, of Youngstown, turned toward Mall Boulevard into the path of Gerald Wright, 54, of Orwell, and was hit by the vehicle.

Dechert was taken to St. Elizabeth’s for serious injuries, officials say.

Ohio State Highway Patrol say the crash is still under investigation.

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