State Highway Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash


Canton Post - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal injury crash that occurred on August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:50 P.M.  The crash occurred on Van Buren Road just south of Center Road, in the city of New Franklin, Summit County.


The crash occurred when a blue, 1999 Chevrolet Lumina was northbound on Van Buren Road and lost control. It then went off the left side of the road and struck an embankment and a tree, and then rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. Both occupants were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.


Jessica C. Goff, age 26, from Clinton, Ohio sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Charles E. King III, age 32, of Barberton, Ohio was seriously injured in the crash and transported to Akron City Hospital by the Clinton Fire Department. 


Alcohol appears to have been a factor in this crash.


The Northeastern Ohio Crash Reconstruction Team was on scene.


This crash remains under investigation.