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Fatal accident near Salem

SALEM, Ohio - New information about that fatal accident in Columbiana County.

This was the scene this afternoon on the route 45 bypass just north of Salem in Perry Township.

Police say the driver of the SUV, 22-year-old Matthew Finkle, of Boardman was killed when he pulled in front of a tractor trailer.

"It was basically a fail to yield is what it was," reports Ohio Highway Patrol Officer Bill Sattler. "He failed to yield to the semi as far as we know, they both had a green light. I don't know if he thought he had an arrow for whatever reason it's straight and level there so I don't understand why he didn't notice a semi coming but it was visible for quite a distance."

Police say Finkle recently moved to Boardman from New York.

The accident is still under investigation.

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