PLAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred overnight in Plain Township.
According to the OSHP, the crash was first reported early Wednesday morning just after 1 a.m. State troopers responded to the intersection of Cleveland Avenue near Mt. Pleasant Street.
Michael D. Elsass, 26, of North Canton, did not stop his 2005 Chevrolet at a red traffic signal and collided with the vehicle owned by a 71-year-old man. Elsass' vehicle then ran off the side of the road and struck several trees.
Elsass died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle and a passenger were not injured during the crash.
Drugs were found in Elsass' car, according to the OSHP. Both drugs and alcohol are believed to be a factor in the fatal traffic collision.
The crash remains under investigation.