Update- Injury Crash now confirmed to be Fatal
Pike Township – The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on June 29, 2015 at approximately 10:05 A.M. The crash occurred on SR 800 at Westbrook Street in Pike Twp., Stark County.
Unit # 1 was a 2007 Ford F-550 (bucket truck) registered to Thompson Electric of Munroe Falls, Oh. The Ford was parked on the east side of the roadway while the driver Paul G. Vaughn, age 46 of Canfield, Ohio was harnessed inside the bucket attached to an aerial lift attempting to service a traffic signal above the intersection.
Unit # 2 was a 2004 Freightliner being driven by Vynce E. Gould, age 61 of Cleveland Ohio.
Unit # 1 was servicing the traffic light at SR 800 and Westbrook Street when the driver of Unit # 2 who was northbound on SR 800 proceeded through the intersection on a green light and struck the bucket portion of Unit #1, which contained Mr. Vaughn.
Mr. Vaughn was transported to Aultman Hospital where he was pronounced deceased later that afternoon. He suffered traumatic injuries to his torso.
Unit # 2 was not injured.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Seatbelt was in use for Unit # 2. It is also unknown if alcohol was a factor. The crash remains under investigation at this time.