July 22, 2014



Montville, Ohio - The Chardon Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred on SR86 west of  SR528.


At approximately 1:20 am, a 2007 Chcvy Impala drivcn by James Giffin Jr., age 22, of Painesville was travelling east on SR86 and drove off the right side of the roadway, striking a tree.


Mr. Giffin was pronounced dead at the scene by the Geauga County Coroner.


The crash is still under investigation. At the time of the crash Mr. Giffin was wearing his seatbelt and alcohol is an unltnown factor at this tirne.


The Geauga County Sheriff's Office, Montville and Middlefield Fire Departments and ODOT were also on scene.