Man from Warren dies in early morning crash in Nelson Township

NELSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a fatal crash that happened early Saturday morning in Ravenna.

Troopers said the crash happened around 4:15 a.m. on State Route 305, near Nicholson Road in Nelson Township, Portage County.

The driver, John A. Debon III, age 35, of Warren, was westbound on SR 305 in a 2011 Volvo S40 at a high rate of speed, when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck two trees.

Debon, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated with the assistance of Community Fire and EMS. His seatbelt was not in use. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Portage County Coroner.

The Volvo had very severe damage. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

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