Fatal Christmas Day crash in Stark County

PERRY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - is investigating a one car fatal crash that occurred on 12th Street west of Genoa Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on December 25, in Perry Township located in Stark County.

The single car crash occurred when a grey, 2005 Ford F150 traveling westbound on 12th Street, veered off the right side of the road.

The vehicle struck several trees, overturning and coming to rest.

Authorities say the driver was not wearing a safety belt.

The driver, 50-year-old Joseph P. Vender, of Massillon, Ohio sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene by Coroner Investigator Rick Walters.

At this time detectives are unsure whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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