Wellsville man killed in Portage County crash

RAVENNA — WKBN First News reports a man from Wellsville was killed Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash in Ravenna.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened about 8:25 a.m. on Route 14 at Lake Rockwell Road.

Troopers say a semi was stopped on Route 14 eastbound and attempting to turn onto Lake Rockwell Road when a driver, coming up from behind the semi, went left of center to avoid hitting the semi and crashed into a Ford Focus driven by 35-year-old Zachary Cochran of Wellsville.

Cochran was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 81-year-old driver of the other car was taken to University Hospital – Portage with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Troopers say impairment does not appear to be a factor.


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