On Monday, February 8th, the police in Youngstown, Ohio, released the name of the man killed in a traffic accident in the city. The traffic accident in Youngstown occurred late Saturday night, February 6th, around 11:54 p.m. and involved 24-year-old Darius Shackleford.
According to the crash report, the accident took place near Albert Street and McGuffey Road’s intersection. Before the collision, the Youngstown Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a 19-year-old driver for a traffic violation at the intersection of Albert Street and the Himrod Expressway exit.
The driver tried evading the police, and in the process, struck the vehicle driven by Shackleford, a Youngstown State University student. The collision impact left the man with severe wounds, and he died at the crash scene.
The police said the involved cars were so wrecked they had to use jaws of life to cut one driver out. But they failed to mention if it was the victim or the at-fault teenager. However, the report disclosed that the teen did not sustain any injury. A 17-year-old boy in the vehicle was also uninjured.
There is no news of an indictment at the time of this report. The investigation into the traffic accident in Youngstown is ongoing. The YPD Accident Investigation Unit, detectives, and Internal Affairs are working with the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office.
Shackleford played football as a wide receiver for the YSU Penguins program from 2015 to 2020. The YSU community honored his life with several social media posts.
When accidents like this happen, the victim’s family or estate can bring a wrongful death action against the at-fault driver. This way, they will recover damages covering medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. An Ohio car accident lawyer can help with this.