Crash kills Niles man, 54

HOWLAND – A 54-year-old Niles man died Friday several hours after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the township on state Route 82 near the North River Road overpass.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed that Robert Jakubec Jr. was transported by ambulance to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Troopers said Jakubec was driving a 1993 Ford Escort east on state Route 82 when he was struck by a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Kevin S. Miller II, 23, of Warren.

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

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

The crash remains under investigation.