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AREA NEWS East Canton man dies in ATV crash

PARIS TWP.  A 38-year-old East Canton man died Saturday from a single vehicle ATV crash in Paris Township, according to a news release from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Parks Ave. SE at 8:28 p.m. Saturday and found Anthony E. Rhoads deceased, the release states. A passenger, Jennifer S. Rhoads, 38, of East Canton, was treated for minor non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was being operated on private property and rolled over an embankment. The victim was ejected from the ATV and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash and no safety helmets were being used.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Osnaburg Township Fire Department, Stark County Coroner’s Office and the Canton Metro Crash Team.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, 330-430-3800, or the Tip Line at 330-451-3937.

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