The State Highway Patrol investigating an early Saturday morning one vehicle crash that sent five teenagers to the hospital. Police say the crash occurred on Pittsburg Avenue, south of Applegrove Street in Plain Township.
Authorities say a car driven by 18-year old Kyle Byelene of Canton was northbound on Pittsburgh when he passed a vehicle on the right of a two-lane road. The car continued off the right side of the road, striking a mailbox and eventually struck a utility pole.
Byelene was taken to Aultman Hospital with serious injuries. His front seat passenger, 18-year old Seth Noble of North Canton was taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.
Back seat passengers, 16-year old Brandon Miller of North Canton and 15-year old Tyler Maloy of Uniontown were taken to Aultman Hospital with minor injuries. Another back seat passenger, 15-year old Kristi Morris of North Canton, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Aultman Hospital.
The State Patrol says alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.