Former Ursuline coach, AD killed after being hit by car on 224 in Boardman
The victim of the fatal pedestrian-involved crash has been identified.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Sean Durkin of Boardman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The release says a Honda Accord was travelling eastbound on Route 224 in the left lane while a Chevrolet Malibu was also moving eastbound in the right lane.
According to the release, Durkin was hit by the Accord and then the Malibu around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The drivers of the cars were wearing seat belt and were not injured.
The accident closed Route 224 completely while Troopers investigated.
Durkin previously served as Ursuline High School's athletic director, baseball coach and girls basketball coach.
He won over 200 games in his career as the girls basketball head coach. His stint included a state title and a couple of regional titles.
Durkin posted a 306-138 overall record with a state championship and two state final appearances in 18 season.
Below is a statement from Ursuline High School:
The Ursuline Family is shocked and deeply saddened by Sean Durkin's sudden, accidental death. Sean was an extraordinarily accomplished leader of young athletes in boys' baseball and girls' basketball. His records in both programs at Ursuline are among the best the area has ever known. He left a positive legacy as a classroom teacher and in athletic administration at his Alma Mater as well. As a Christian community, Ursuline joins in prayer as we face this tragedy for Sean, his family and many friends. We commend his soul to God as we seek to come to terms with a terrible loss.
Cardinal Mooney President Mark Oles sent the following statement:
"On behalf of Cardinal Mooney alumni, families, students, and coaches, we are deeply saddened of the loss of Sean Durkin. Our prayers are with Sean and his family, and all those he impacted during his time at Ursuline. May he rest in peace. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, rest in peace, Amen."