The Summit County Sheriff's Office shut down a portion of the northbound lanes of I- 77 between Lauby Road and Massillon Roadafter a suspected road rage incident led to a fatal crash last night.
Summit County Sheriff's Inspector BillHolland tells AkronNewsNow the crash happened around 8:25 Friday night. The stretch of I-77 was closed down for nearly seven hours until the cars were removed.
According to Holland, witnesses on scene said the driver was traveling between 85 and 90 miles per hour. He appeared to be upset and waving his arms around. The driver then rear-ended a second vehicle, causing a chain reaction crash with a third vehicle and causing his own car to go off of the road.
Holland says the driver who caused the chain reaction crash, identified only as a 40-year old man from Copley, died at the scene.
A woman driving the second car was transported to Akron General Medical Center and a third driver and passengers were treated and released at the scene.
The names of the drivers are not currently being released.