Editor’s note: This story corrects the name of the third victim killed in the crash. We regret the error.
HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A Hubbard teacher and a former Mooney High School football standout, who was also on the Mooney coaching staff, are dead following a crash in Indiana.
Indiana State Police issued a press release Monday afternoon giving details on the accident, which killed 31-year-old Mark Pelini, of Canfield, and 31-year-old Jillian Marian, of Youngstown.
According to Indiana State Police, the crash happened on the Indiana Toll Road at 7:55 p.m. Sunday. Pelini and Marian’s SUV was traveling west when it struck a deer. The vehicle then crossed the median and collided with a Ford pickup truck traveling east.
A passenger in the truck also passed away. Indiana State Police identified that victim as Jane Beecher, 57, of Harrisburg, Pa.
The driver of the truck, 56-year-old David Taylor, and the backseat passenger, Christopher Taylor, 29, were transported with serious injuries to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. They remain in the hospital.
Pelini played football for Cardinal Mooney and then went on to play college football at Nebraska.
Marian was a Hubbard High School math teacher, who has been working at the district since 2019. The crisis management team has been activated Monday to offer additional support to students and staff who need it.
Kristy Regula contributed to this report.