Canton Highway Patrol investigating serious injury accident

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - The Canton Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury car versus motorcycle crash.

The accident happened when a blue 1996 Olds Cutlass driven by Donnie Whitt, 21 of Canton entered the intersection of Gonder and Sherrick Road and collided with a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Feleno Fowler, 38 of Canton.

The driver of the car was transported to Aultman hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers inside the vehicle, Rosalinda Angeoina Diego, 19 of Canton was also transported with non-life threatening injuries.

A second passenger, Jed Roepke, 20 of Akron did not receive any injuries and was not transported.

The driver of the motorcycle, Feleno Fowler was transported to Aultman hospital with serious injuries.

Alcohol and/or drugs appear to be a factor in the crash.

Fowler was wearing a helmet. It's unknown at this time if seat belts were in use.

This crash remains under investigation.

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