PERRY TWP. — A Massillon man was killed Wednesday night after he was struck by a car while walking across state Route 172, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Michael A. Tyson, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was crossing the road near the intersection of Miles Avenue NW at 8:51 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound 1997 Ford Taurus driven by Cheryl A. Evans, 59, of Massillon. Tyson was not in a crosswalk, the patrol said.

Evans was transported by Perry Township Fire Department to Mercy Hospital for minor injuries.

Drug use appears to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, the patrol said.