Late night crash between leaves 2 Ohio men dead

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two Ohio men died after their van was hit by a truck during a late-night crash according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred around midnight in Bay County. Authorities said 21-year-old Cody Austin Shirah was driving a pickup truck and failed to stop at a stop sign. He then collided into the right side of a van that was carrying five people.

The crash killed 25-year-old Eric Anthony Young of Chillicothe and 30-year-old Anthony Gouge of Columbus. Both were wearing their seat belts. The driver and two other passengers in the van were in critical condition the report stated.

Shirah and his passenger — who are both from Panama City — were left in serious condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol said it was investigating whether the crash was alcohol related.

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