One dead in Braceville crash

BRACEVILLE, Ohio (WYTV)  – One person is dead following a three-vehicle collision overnight in Braceville.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident happened about 11 p.m. on state Route 5 just east of state Route 534, and took the life of Linda Reagan, 62, of Cuyahoga Falls.

The patrol reports that Reagan was driving a 2012 Ford Focus westbound in the eastbound lane when she collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by a male teenager from Warren.

A 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by Thomas Pabin, 62, of Leavittsburg, was behind the teen, could not stop in time and ran into the back of the truck.

Reagan was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren with non-life threatening injuries. Pabin was treated and released at the scene, the patrol reports.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and all of the drivers were wearing seat belts.

The crash is under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were crews from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, Braceville police, fire and EMS, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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