KINSMAN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Kinsman Township.
It happened on Kinsman Pymatuning Road west of Ward North Road around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Tire marks and shattered glass are visible reminders of what happened.
Caller: “The car is like totally smashed. I cannot get him out.”
Troopers say 57-year-old William Brenneman of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, was taken to the hospital where he passed away.
Back at the scene, you can still see marks on the tree where troopers say Brenneman hit after going off the road.
“There was deer tracks in the area. Unknown if a deer came in front of the path of the vehicle and they took evasive maneuvers,” said OSHP Lt. Brian Vail.
This fatal accident is the latest in what’s already been a tough year for Trumbull County.
“We’re four crashes above last year and four fatals above last year,” Lt. Vail said.
In all of 2020, there were 19 accidents and 21 deaths. 2021 has already surpassed those numbers with 23 crashes and 25 fatalities, and there’s still a little more than two months left in the year.
They’re reasons why troopers are asking motorists to buckle up and slow down.
“We all seem to be in a rush at times to get to our ultimate destination. If we just slow down just a little bit, I mean, that little bit could obviously save a life,” Lt. Vail said.
Troopers did say they believe speed was a factor in the crash but they continue to investigate.