COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – The driver of a Chevy Tahoe was killed in a crash in Columbiana Tuesday night.
It happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Routes 164 and 14, right in front of D’Lux Motors and just around the corner from the Dutch House.
Michael Francis Schneider, 46, of Austintown, was driving down State Route 14 when he ran a red light, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Another car going down Route 46 hit Schneider’s car, which then hit a sign and flipped onto its roof.
One of the people inside of the Tahoe was thrown from the car, and two were partially ejected. Troopers said there were five people total inside of the Tahoe.
The Columbiana County coroner was called to the scene and Schneider was pronounced dead, according to troopers.
The other four people inside of the Tahoe were taken to the hospital, but they were not seriously hurt. According to investigators, children were involved in the crash.
“Nobody in the Tahoe appears to be wearing a seat belt, which could’ve been a lifesaver for everyone in the vehicle, and especially the driver,” Lt. Les Brode said.
The other driver was wearing a seat belt. He went to the hospital, but was not seriously hurt.
One person was taken to the hospital by helicopter.
Investigators do not think alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.