Monday, 09 October 2017 12:04

OH Teen Killed in Summit County Crash

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly crash in Coventry Township early Sunday morning. 

According to the report, a 17-year-old boy was ejected from the car he was riding in after an accident just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Once the boy was ejected, he was hit by multiple vehicles along I-77 South in Coventry Township, at mile marker 121. 

Coventry Fire Department responded to the scene, where the boy was pronounced dead shortly afterwords. 

The victim's identity has not been released, pending the Summit County Medical Examiner notifying next of kin. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and no criminal charges have been filed as of Monday morning. 

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:16

Elderly Man Hit By Car, Killed Along I-77

The Traffic Bureau of the Akron Police are investigating after they say an elderly man was hit and killed by a passing car along I-77 Southbound near the Vernon Odom Boulevard exit Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the report, the 87-year-old man parked his car along the side of the highway and got out so that he could retrieve the license plate that had fallen off his car. It's unclear what side of the highway he was parked along, but the report states that he was hit by an oncoming Nissan Altima in the far left lane. He died instantly, police say. 

The highway was closed for a couple of hours due to the accident. Police do not believe speed nor alcohol factored into the accident. The investigation is ongoing and the victim's name has not been released pending the autopsy. 

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Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:24

Green Accident Closes I-77 Ramp

A serious accident along I-77 started with a high-speed chase between Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers and a suspect vehicle. 

According to the State Highway Patrol, a Trooper attempted to pull over a newer model Chevy Camaro around 1:45 a.m. Thursday along I-77 Northbound near the Akron-Canton Airport. The Trooper said when he turned on his lights, signalling the driver to pull over, the driver continued and sped up. That's when the pursuit started. 

The driver then attempted to exit the highway at the I-77 North exit to Massillon Road., lost control, and struck a light pole and a traffic box. The car was totaled and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. 

The car came to a rest on the west side of Massillon Road with the driver lying in the middle of the street alongside glass and other debris from the vehicle. 

He was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The ramp to Massillon Road was closed for several hours following the incident, but as of 10:35 a.m. has re-opened. 

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:58

77 Crash Was A Shooting

The long delays on 77 this morning near the Pro Football Hall of Fame was more than just a crash; it was more like a shooting range.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports an individual in the 2005 Kia minivan stopped on the side of the road in Canton on the southbound lane was riddled with bullet holes, and had blood on the inside of the vehicle. A woman who reportedly was inside the vehicle was struck by bullets in the hand and grazed in the back of the head, and was treated for what were termed "non life-threatening" injuries at Mercy Medical Center. The woman was transported to the hospital after running from her vehicle and trying to get help at a nearby residence before four o'clock this morning.
The Canton Repository reports that the woman was targeted in the shooting and it was not random.
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(OSHP) The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that occurred on Interstate 77, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  at approximately 3:43 AM. A trooper with the Canton Post stopped with a 2005 Kia minivan
on IR 77 southbound near milepost 106 in the City of Canton.
Upon approaching the vehicle it was determined the vehicle was abandoned and had multiple bullet holes on the passenger and blood inside the vehicle.  Initial investigation has revealed the victim was fired upon while driving on Interstate 77 and fled on foot from the vehicle to a nearby residence for help after being shot in the hand and grazed on the back of the head.  
The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center with non­life threatening injuries and is currently being treated and interviewed by Highway Patrol investigators. This case remains under investigation
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