Crash claims lives of YSU alum, West Middlesex man - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Crash claims lives of YSU alum, West Middlesex man

Posted: Updated:
HIGHLAND TWP., Clarion Co. Pa. -

Two Mercer County men were killed and two others were hospitalized after the pickup truck they were in crashed in Clarion County over the weekend.

The Clarion County Coroner tells 21 News that 29-year-old Mark Marcucci of West Middlesex died when the pickup truck he was riding in went off Miola road in Highland Township just after midnight Saturday.

Police say the truck drove over a culvert and struck a tree.

The driver and two passengers were flown to Pittsburgh area hospitals for treatment.

One of those victims, Kevin Yarabinec of Sharpsville, died in the hospital.

Yarabinec was a standout pitcher for Sharpsville High School's baseball team and also played baseball for Youngstown State University.

Yarabinec graduated from YSU last year.

Sharpsville Schools Superintendent Dr. John Vannoy tells 21 News that guidance counselors are available at the school for those seeking grief counseling.

“Kevin was a tremendous young man and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and those who knew him,” said Dr. Vannoy.

A spokesperson for YSU says the university has set up special grief counseling for members of the Penguins baseball team.

YSU baseball head coach Dan Bertolini issued a statement on the YSU Sports website saying: 

"Kevin was not only a great player, but he was an even better teammate and friend. His smile and energy were infectious. He lit up our clubhouse every day, and we will carry fond memories of him the rest of our lives. Our entire team extends our deepest condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed."

State Police say they are still working on final details of the crash report.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

    Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:13:58 GMT
    Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.More >>
    Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.More >>
  • PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

    PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:13:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before ...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before ...
    PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" t-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.More >>
    PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" t-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food.More >>
  • Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

    Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

    Sunday, September 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-09-23 22:25:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., speaks during a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Apache Junction, Ariz. Six siblings of  Gosar have urged voters to cast their bal...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., speaks during a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Apache Junction, Ariz. Six siblings of Gosar have urged voters to cast their bal...
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.More >>
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms