John Pappas, Steph Pappas dead and obituary, Driver killed, passenger injured

A driver was killed and a passenger injured in a two-vehicle crash on Strausser Street NW on Sunday night.

City police responded at 11 p.m. Fire Department emergency crews met them there in the crash on the 7700 block of Strausser Street NW.

Jacob Muiter, 27, of Jackson Township, crossed the centerline in his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with John Pappas, 53, in a 2017 Toyota, according to a police press release. Toyota collided, leaving co-pilot Kristine Pappas, 52, in Lake Township.

John Pappas was pronounced dead at the scene. Kristine Pappas was taken to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in an unknown condition.

Mutter refused medical treatment at the scene but sought it later, police said.

According to a police press release, it is said to have been caused by drugs and/or alcohol.

Police Chief Mark Brinker said no charges had been laid as of Monday morning as the investigation was ongoing.