ALLIANCE, Ohio — A 22-year-old man was killed in a crash in Alliance Saturday night after the vehicle he was a passenger in drove through a red light, was struck by another vehicle, and overturned, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on West Main Street at the intersection of South Lincoln Avenue at about 7:05 p.m. on March 23, the OSHP stated in a news release.
A 45-year-old Alliance man was driving a Toyota Avalon west on W. Main Street. Tate R. Arick, also of Alliance, was a passenger in the vehicle, OSHP said. The driver of the Avalon failed to stop for a red light at the intersection, and the vehicle was stuck on the right side by a Chrysler 200 driven by a 71-year-old Alliance woman. The Avalon overturned into the eastbound lane of W. Main Street and struck a parked vehicle.
Arick was partially ejected from the vehicle, OSHP said. He sustained fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Avalon sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital where he remained for observation, according to the OSHP release. The driver of the Chrysler sustained non-incapacitating injuries during the crash, officials said. She was taken from the scene to a nearby hospital where she was treated for injuries and released.
Alcohol and safety belt use are believed to be factors in the crash, officials said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Alliance Police and the Alliance Fire Department and EMS assisted OSHP during the crash investigation.