Patrol Investigating Fatal Car Crash

Farmington Township, Trumbull County Troopers from the Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a one-vehicle fatal car crash that occurred on State Route 88, west of State Route 534 on October 21, 2014 at approximately 12:40 am.

Charles E. Moats, age 46, of Hiram, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Moats was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The truck sustained heavy front-end damage.

Mr. Moats was westbound on State Route 88, when he failed to negotiate a curve. He traveled off of the right side of the roadway into a heavily wooded area. The vehicle struck several trees. Mr. Moats was not wearing a safety belt and was subsequently partially ejected from the vehicle.

Alcohol and/or drug usage is unknown pending toxicology results.

This crash remains under investigation.