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CHAMPION — The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Warren Post is investigating a vehicle-pedestrian crash Monday afternoon that killed a local man.

Reports indicate the incident happened at 4:37 p.m. on state Route 45 when Jason Alan Pleacher, 42, of Warren, was southbound on Route 45 in a silver 2017 Nissan Titan pick-up truck.

David E. Rable, 87, of Warren, was walking westbound across Route 45 when he entered the path of Pleacher’s vehicle and was struck, reports indicate.

Rable was seriously injured and was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center where he died, the patrol reports.

Pleacher was not hurt.

Route 45 was closed for a time during the investigation.

The state patrol’s crash reconstruction unit responded to the scene and is assisting with the investigation.

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