HARTVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that happened on State Route 43 in Hartville north of Gingerich Street on Saturday evening.
Troopers say Paul Mazzei, 30 of Alliance was driving a 2011 Suzuki motor scooter southbound on State Route 43 when he failed to negotiate a right curve and went left of center striking the left front of a northbound 2006 Pontiac G6.
Mazzei was ejected from the scooter and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, he was pronounced dead on scene by The Stark County Coroner's Office.
Mazzie did have a motorcycle endorsement, but he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The 2006 Pontiac G6 was driven by Christopher Roberts, 25 of Kent. He was not injured in the crash.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash; however the crash remains under investigation.