Police on scene of one-car crash in Youngstown
Youngstown police are on the scene of an accident at Division and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The crash happened shortly before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when one vehicle struck a pole.
Traffic is being diverted from the area.
[Webmaster\'s note: Engine 7 and Squad 33 were dispatched on the extrication box to this call.]
Fire destroys vacant house
Firefighters in Youngstown worked to control a vacant house fire early Wednesday morning.
Crews were called around 3 a.m. to a house on Labelle Avenue, off of Southern Boulevard.
Smoke and flames were coming from the house when crews arrived.
A cause has not been determined.
Man killed on MLK after impact with traffic light pole
A man was killed at the scene of a one-car crash on Martin Luther King Boulevard near the 711 connector interchange early this morning.
The unidentified crash victim is believed to be in his 30s, said Theresa Valek, a Mahoning County coroner’s investigator on the scene.
Valek said police told her the deceased was driving west on the boulevard, when he crossed the center line and struck a traffic light support pole on the opposite side of the boulevard in the 7:21 a.m. crash.
Firefighters had to peel the roof off the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu to extricate the victim.
Firefighters douse blaze at vacant South Side home
A fire at a vacant 142 LaBelle Ave. home about 2:45 a.m. today caused $4,000 in damage.
Firefighters found fire on the first and second floor when they arrived and managed to contain the blaze to those areas, reports said.
One firefighter was slightly injured by flying glass, reports said.
Neighbors told firefighters the South Side home has been vacant for some time. The cause is under investigation.
Man injured in South Side crash
Icy conditions Tuesday morning landed one man in the hospital after an accident on Youngstown’s South Side.
The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Erie Street and Lowell Avenue.
The driver of a Buick lost control and slid into a utility pole.
Resident Vicky Bartholomew said the neighborhood has seen more than its share of accidents.
“This hill, it’s a small hill, but you can’t see to go down it. Kids go to school here. They get the bus here. People go through this stop sign constantly,” said Bartholomew. “This is the second accident in two weeks.”
Firefighters were called to open the driver\'s door so emergency crews could get the victim out.
The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.