Fatal Crash on State Route 5

Ravenna The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on SR5, just east of Wayland Road in Paris Township, Portage County. The crash occurred on Saturday, April 23, 2015 at approximately 1:11 p.m. involving a 2011 Dodge Caravan. The vehicle was being driven by the Donald W. Lovejoy, age 46 of Newton Falls, Ohio. Lovejoy was transported to University Hospital in Portage County where he was later pronounced dead. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

The crash occurred as Lovejoy was driving westbound on SR5 when he traveled off the right side of the roadway striking several trees. The Paris Township Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Lovejoy to University Hospital.

Lovejoy was wearing a seatbelt at the time. The vehicle had moderate damage.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Portage County Coroner.