Stark County Sheriffs Office Responds to Fatal Crash

(Plain Township, Ohio)  The Stark County Sheriffs Office along with the Canton Metro Crash Team is investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist.

At approximately 8:39 a.m. Deputies responded to Werner Church Road NE just west of Bentler Avenue NE in Plain Township in response to a crash involving a car and a bicycle.

57-year-old Mark A. Esposito of North Canton was riding a bicycle westbound on Werner Church Road when he was struck by a 1999 Honda Civic, also traveling westbound on Werner Church Road. Esposito was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and Werner Church Road west of Bentler Avenue remains closed at this time.