Fri. 2:18 p.m.: Niles man killed in early morning crash

HOWLAND – A Niles man died early this morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 82 near the North River Road overpass.

The Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the two-vehicle crash, confirmed that Robert Jakubec Jr., 54, was transported to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where he died several hours later.

Troopers said he was traveling east on Route 82 in a 1993 Ford Escort around 12:50 a.m. when a Dodge Caravan driven by Kevin S. Miller II, 23, of Warren struck his vehicle.

Miller suffered minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital, troopers said.

Troopers said Miller was traveling west on Route 82 when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway, crossed over the center median and struck Jakubec nearly head-on.

The crash is under investigation.