Bellaire Man Dies In Head-On Collision

BELLAIRE – A Bellaire man died early Saturday morning after the vehicle he was driving crossed a median on Ohio 7 and struck another vehicle head-on.

At 12:50 a.m., Charles Anastasia, 25, of Bellaire was traveling south when he crossed the median, striking another vehicle traveling north on Ohio 7. Anastasia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other vehicle’s driver, Tiffany Aubrey, 34, of Bridgeport, and passenger Tim Abate, 37, of Benwood, were taken to Wheeling Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Anastasia apparently was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. “The accident still is under investigation, but alcohol is believed to be a factor,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Greenwood.

Greenwood said the wreck occurred near the Interstate 470 ramps.