Two die in separate crashes

LISBON – Two men are dead following two separate Sunday morning crashes in Columbiana County.

An East Liverpool man was killed early Sunday morning after his motorcycle struck a utility pole off the side of Union Ridge Road near Negley in Middleton Township.

According to the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Joshua Brown, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner’s office.

Brown was reportedly northbound on Union Ridge when he drove off the right side, striking the utility pole north of Dyke Road. His 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heavily damaged on the right side.

The patrol said alcohol use is unknown at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

The Negley Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene.

Anyone with knowledge or information about this crash is asked to contact the Lisbon post at 330-424-7783.

A Canton man was killed in a one-vehicle crash at 11:19 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 30 in Hanover Township, with the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol still investigating.

According to the patrol, Daniel C. Cheezan Jr. was pronounced dead at Alliance Community Hospital after being transported from the crash scene by Maple Cotton EMS.

The patrol reported that Cheezan was eastbound on U.S. 30 .3 mile east of milepost 7 at 11:19 a.m. when he drove off the right side of the road, striking a tree. His 2001 Ford Taurus overturned before coming to final rest. It sustained heavy front end damage.

In addition to Maple Cotton EMS, others responding and assisting at the scene included Hanover Township Fire Department and the Minerva Fire Department.