Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in a three-car crash on I-77 southbound in Copley early Sunday morning.
The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol reports a Ford Expedition, driven by Olicia Rivers, 33, of Akron, drove off the right side of the road and struck a Dodge Durango that had stopped on the berm near Rt. 21 shortly after 3 a.m.
The Durango then slammed into two people who were outside of their Chevy Cruze. The impact caused the Durango to land onto its side.
Gregory Lockett, 51, and Darmiece Washington, 38, both of Akron, suffered serious injuries and were transported to Akron General Hospital.
The driver of the Durango, Darnell Harris, 49, and his passenger, Elaine Edwards, 48, both of Youngstown were taken to a local hospital were they were treated and released.
Rita Perry, 52, and Rob Clemons, 49, both of Akron, were sitting inside the Cruze. They were treated at the scene.
Troopers did not release the condition of the Rivers.
The crash remains under investigation.
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