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Police: Alcohol suspected in Jackson Township deadly crash

Authorities say a 53-year-old man was killed Sunday night in a two-car crash.
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STARK COUNTY, Ohio — A Uniontown man was killed following a crash late Sunday night in the 7700 block of Strausser Street NW, Jackson Township police said in a news release.

Police say a 27-year-old North Canton man was driving a 2014 Chevy Silverado westbound when he traveled left of the center line and struck a 2017 Toyota.

According to the news release, 53-year-old John Pappas, of Uniontown, the driver of the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Kristine Pappas, 52, was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known.

Jackson Township police say the driver of the Silverado refused medical treatment at the scene, but sought treatment later on.

Drugs or alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the release.

The accident remains under investigation. No other information was provided.

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