Teen seriously injured in crash

WARREN — A 16-year-old was seriously injured after the dirt bike he was riding Wednesday night was struck by a truck that went through a stop sign at the intersection of Union Street and Parkman Road SW.

Amarion Brown, 1862 Northfield Ave. NW, was flown by helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital. Holly Pupino, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said she is not allowed to give a condition for Brown but confirmed Thursday afternoon that he is in the intensive care unit.

According to a Warren police report, officers were dispatched about 9:15 p.m. and found the driver of the truck being held down by several witnesses on Swallow Street SW. The driver appeared to be in pain, the report states, bleeding from the nose.

Officers found Brown unresponsive with serious injuries. According to the report, Brown’s northbound dirt bike was hit by the eastbound truck that police said went through a stop sign at the intersection.

A small bag of white pills mixed with blue pills were found in the right front pocket of the truck driver’s pants, the report states.

Brown’s mother arrived on scene shortly before he was transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

The truck driver, Steven Heckman, 20, of 3274 Elmhill Drive NW, was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital. The report states Heckman would be taken to Trumbull County jail upon release from the hospital.

Municipal court records show that Heckman was charged Thursday with aggravated vehicular assault, a second-degree felony that carries a potential two- to eight-year prison sentence.

Heckman had not been arrested as of Thursday evening.


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