Crash occurred along a curve of state Route 43 just south of State Street.
LAKE TWP. Four people were killed in a fiery crash that left them trapped in a vehicle after it plowed through a soybean field, struck a tree and burst into flames.
The crash occurred along a curve of state Route 43 just south of State Street.
Joshua and Emily Herron of Canton had left Wingfoot Lake and were heading south on Route 43 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when they said they saw the crash.
"We saw a car coming around the bend and it had to be going over 100 mph. We saw the dirt fly up. It went into the field and we saw the neighbor go across the street" toward the car, said Emily Herron.
"We stopped in front of this house (on Route 43) and saw the car engulfed in flames behind it. It had struck a tree."
Joshua Herron added, "It happened so fast."
"My husband tried to open the door, but it was way too hot," Emily Herron said.
Joshua Herron ran to the burning car and tried to put out the flames with a garden house but his efforts were futile.
Hartville firefighters and troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol's Canton post arrived, calling the Stark County Coroner Dr. Anthony Bertin and investigator Rick Walters to the scene. No additional details of the crash were immediately available.
A section of Route 43 remained blocked between State south to Lover's Lane as of 6:30 p.m. The road reopened about 9:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Firefighters were removing the bodies from the charred car. The vehicle's paint had burned off.
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