NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The North Canton Police Department is investigating a fiery crash that killed a driver on Elberta Avenue Wednesday.
Officers, fire and EMS crews responded at approximately 3:00 a.m. to the 1600 block of Elberta Avenue SW, where they found a sport utility vehicle engulfed in flames.
After firefighters extinguished the flames, an unidentified victim was found in the driver’s seat.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling south on Elberta Avenue SW and went off the east side of the roadway and struck a tree.
The Canton Regional Crash Team responded at 3:27 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation.
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