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Columbiana man killed in SR 11 crash

AUSTINTOWN — A Columbiana man was killed following a head on collision on state Route 11 in Austintown Township in the early hours of Saturday.

Matthew Myers, 44, Columbiana, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers from the Canfield Post of the highway patrol.

While the crash remains under investigation, troopers report Myers was driving a 2006 Cadillac STS north in the southbound lane on state Route 11 at 6:12 a.m. Saturday when he collided with a 2008 Honda CR-V, which was being driven south in the southbound lane by Justin Sponaugle, 25, of Follansbee, W.Va.

Troopers report Sponaugle was seriously injured in the crash.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the front ends.

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