Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:19

Victim Shot Along 77 in Coventry Township

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot multiple times along I-77 near Wilbeth Road in Coventry Township Saturday night, just before 10 p.m.

According to the release, Deputies responded to a one-car accident in that same area, where they found a silver BMW that has crashed into the guardrail along the southbound lanes near Wilbeth. The driver was slumped over in the car, revived on the scene, and taken to Akron City Hospital where he was treated and is expected to survive.

Investigators are not releasing the name of the victim, and are asking anyone with information to call the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

See the full press release below: 

(SCSO) On October 6, 2018, at approximately 9:54 p.m., the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident on Interstate 77 North at the 122 Mile Post. A silver BMW was reported to have crashed into a guard rail and eventually coming to rest in the northbound lanes of traffic.

The driver of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious in the vehicle slumped over the center console. The responding deputies forced open the vehicle and removed the driver. The driver was evaluated and found to have multiple gunshot wounds and was showing no signs of life. The deputies performed first aid until the arrival of the Coventry Fire Department. The male was revived on scene and transported to Akron City Hospital and is expected to survive.

The shooting was determined to have occurred on Interstate 77 South near Wilbeth Road in the city of Akron. The victim was identified as a 22 year old male from the city of Akron. The identity of the male victim is not being released at this time. Anyone with information can call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers.

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An Akron man died early Friday morning after a tree branch fell onto his car while he was driving along Front Street near 2nd in Cuyahoga Falls. 

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Gunther's press release, 60-year-old Robert Musch was driving near the Gorge Metro Parks at around 5:50 Friday morning when a large branch from a tree snapped off and came crashing down on his vehicle. The 911 was placed at 5:52 a.m. and Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene. 

Mr. Musch was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead, just about a half hour later at 6:23 a.m. 

 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:15

APD Looking for Three Drive-By Suspects

Akron Police are looking for three suspects in a drive-by shooting that happened Tuesday evening, around 5:30, in the 800 block of Beardsley Street.

According to the APD report, a 43-year-old man was shot, though it is unclear how many times. He was taken to Akron City Hospital, treated, and eventually released.

The suspects are described as three black males in a silver or gray Dodge Stratus.

Police say the shots came from the front passenger-side window.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Akron Police.

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We have an update on the shooting in Akron's West Hill neighborhood this morning.

According to the report, just before 5 this morning Akron Police responded to the 300 block of Gold Street near Nickel, on a call about a shooting.

There were two male victims that were shot; one in the head, the other in the arm. The first victim is at Akron General in Critical Condition, while the second was taken to Akron City Hospital and is in serious condition. A short time later, Akron Police arrested Hedy Moss, 49, who fled the scene after the shooting, and charged her with two counts felonious assault.

She's in Summit County Jail.

The victims' names have not been released, pending the notification of their families. 

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Monday, 07 August 2017 05:19

Motorcyclist Killed in Green Accident

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident that happened in the City of Green Sunday evening. 

According to the report, a 2017 Suzuki Gladius motorcycle was traveling southbound on South Main Street when a 1999 Ford Escort, heading northbound, attempted to make a left turn into a home along South Main Street. The Escort crossed traffic and the motorcycle collided with it, launching the rider off of the bike. The 20-year-old rider ended up nearly 50 feet from the original accident spot. His bike landed in northbound traffic along South Main, where another driver ran into it. 

The motorcyclist was transported by the Green Fire Department to Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 22-year-old female driver of the Escort suffered minor injuries on the scene. The other driver was unharmed.

No charges have been filed yet and it is unclear whether speed, alcohol, or other drugs factored into the crash. It remains under investigation. 

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Summa Health System has lost its appeal of the decision to remove the accreditation of the emergency room physician training program at Akron City Hospital. 

The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education removed the accreditation from Akron City's Emergency Medicine Residency Program back in February; a result of the health system's abrupt decision to swap ER doctor providers over the New Year. The decision had a ripple effect throughout the health system including a vote of "no confidence" in Summa leadership and then President and CEO Dr. Thomas Malone stepping down. The emergency room physician training program will no longer operate at Akron City effective July, 2017. 

The Summa Health System board of directors has since named Dr. Cliff Deveny interim President and CEO while they look for a permanent replacement (Dr. Deveny is reportedly near the top of that short list). 

Last week, Dr. Deveny sent a memo to employees that an accrediting firm doing an audit of Summa found "no cause for concern" regarding the quality of patient care in Summa emergency rooms. 

 

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