The Ohio State Highway Patrol says one person was killed and three were injured following crashes during the Wednesday morning commute in Trumbull County.

Troopers say 19-year-old Isaiah Metz of Kinsman, was partially thrown from his car after it struck a ditch and tree before rolling over along State Route  5 north of Route 88 in Johnston Township shortly after 6 a.m.  

Metz was taken to Mercy Hospital in Youngstown where he was pronounced dead.

The patrol says Metz was not wearing a seat belt.

The road was closed during the investigation but has since reopened.  

 In Liberty, State Troopers and police are also investigating separate crashes along Interstate 80.

 Both accidents occurred east of the Belmont Avenue interchange shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

In one of the crashes,  a car drove across the median and struck the semi head-on along the eastbound lanes. One person was injured.

All three victims have been taken to Mercy Hospital in Youngstown.

Troopers say roads are slick and drivers should be careful.

At 7:44 a.m., traffic was backed up on northbound State Route 11 near Tibbets Wick Road, after a UPS semi slipped off the road. No injuries were reported.

ODOT has trucks working to salt the main roads in Trumbull County.

Also on Route 11, a car was heavily damaged in a crash along the southbound lanes just beyond the Route 305 ramp. The driver was taken to Mercy Hospital with injuries that the patrol says are not life-threatening.

State Police in Mercer County tells 21 News that the main roads aren't too bad. However, the back roads are slippery.