Police establish YSU soccer star sufferer in deadly accident in Youngstown


It happened near the intersection of Albert Street and McGuffey Road

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Feb 7, 2021 / 6:43 am EST
Updated: February 7, 2021 / 10:56 AM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A person is dead Sunday morning after an overnight crash in Youngstown that happened.

Vehicle hits parked cars in Youngstown

The accident occurred late Saturday evening around 11:54 p.m. near the intersection of Albert Street and McGuffey Road

According to a report, YPD attempted to stop a 19-year-old driver at the intersection of Albert Street and the Himrod Expressway exit for a traffic violation.

The driver tried to evade the police and eventually hit another vehicle on Albert Street.

The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Darius Shackleford, 24.

Police say they have to use the “jaws of life” to cut off the roof and get a driver out.

Shackleford was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.

The 19-year-old who was driving the other vehicle involved in the accident was not injured. At the time of the accident there was also a 17-year-old boy with the fleeing driver.

Shackleford was part of the YSU Penguins football program from 2015-2020.

YSU Football mourns the loss of former Penguin recipient Darius Shackleford.

“Shack” was a member of our program from 2015-2020.

Rest in peace we will miss you. pic.twitter.com/9HiGxQPqdk

– YSU football (@YoungstownStFB) February 7, 2021

The Youngstown Police Accident Investigation Unit, Detectives, Internal Affairs and Mahoning County Coroner Bureau are investigating the incident.