Alcohol suspected in wrong way crash that left driver dead

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CANTON, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol believes alcohol played a role in a head-on crash between a minivan and box truck that left one man dead.

The crash happened on U.S. 30 near Harrison Avenue in Canton around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said Justin Jewell, 32, of Canton, was driving a Chrysler Town & Country headed east in the west bound lanes when he slammed into a box truck driven by Randy Parson, 58, of Navarre. The vehicles collided head-on.

Jewell was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe he had been drinking.

Parson was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigators said neither man was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.