A three-car crash on SR 14 in Streetsboro sent three drivers to the hospital Friday morning.
Streetsboro police say a car, driven by Bruce Max, 22, of Kent, crossed over into the opposite direction of traffic and struck two vehicles in front of Home Depot before the Ohio Turnpike around 6 a.m.
Max and the drivers of the two vehicles, Erica Lincoln, 29, of Streetsboro and Jessica Long, 33, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
Traffic was backed up past SR 43 for about an hour until crews cleared the accident.
A woman injured in a Portage County crash nearly two weeks ago has died.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Joan Buchert, 76, of Mantua, wrecked her car while driving on State Route 44 on February 28th.
The vehicle struck a mailbox, a ditch, and a tree. Buchert was originally taken to Robinson Memorial Hospital before transferred to Akron City Hospital. She was wearing a seat belt, and the airbags deployed.
Buchert died on Tuesday from her injuries.
Six teenagers have died in an SUV crash in Warren.
WKBN-TV reports that it happened on Pine Avenue just south of downtown Warren before 7 AM Sunday.
Emergency crews responding to the scene found an SUV in a nearby pond, and dive teams went in to try to rescue the injured and recover the vehicle.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says there were eight people inside what appeared to be an overloaded vehicle, and none of the eight wore a seat belt.
Two others were injured.
NewsNet5.com reports that those who died in the SUV crash were 14 to 19 years old, and that a Warren police officer believes speed was a possible factor. He estimated that the vehicle was traveling at about 70 miles per hour in the industrial area south of downtown Warren.
The accident is still under investigation, but early indications are that alcohol does NOT appear to be a factor in the crash.
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Tallmadge police say speed and icy road conditions are to blame for a fatal crash that happened Monday morning.
Police say the driver of a van struck a utility pole, tree and several parked cars as it was travelling southbound in the 1200 block of Southeast Avenue near Summit Racing.
The driver was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say speed, reckless driving and icy road conditions are all factors in the crash.
The driver has yet to be identified. Tallmadge Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the crash.
A man was seriously injured in a crash early this morning after he struck a construction crane in Medina Township.
Troopers with the Medina Post of the State Highway Patrol says the driver crashed into the crane which was parked in a closed construction zone on Fenn Road.
The man was flown to a hospital where his injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Troopers say it appears alcohol played a role in the crash. Beer cans were found at the scene.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
A 70-year-old man was killed Sunday night after his truck crashed into a tree in Coventry Township.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports Kenneth Mong of Clinton drove off the left side of Manchester Road and traveled down a small embankment before striking a tree around 5 p.m.
Mong was pronounced dead at the scene.
Summit County Sheriff Inspector Bill Holland tells News Channel 5 members of the bomb squad was called to scene after a replica war cannon was found on his trailer. Officials safely cleared the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
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A 12-year-old racer from Alaska only suffered minor scrapes and cuts after his Soap Box Derby car crashed during a test run Tuesday.
The Beacon Journal reports the Brenner Furlong's car struck a gaurdrail and flipped over after he crossed the finish line down Akron's Derby Downs around noon.
Furlong hopes his car can be repaired in time to race in the All-American Soap Box Derby.
Derby officials say it's unusual for a car to flip over, but Furlong hit the guardrail head on.
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Authorities have determined 'ineffective brakes' caused the driver of a dump truck to crash into the Cuyahoga River last week.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit conducted the inspection on the dump truck driven by Christopher Burgess, 41, of Ravenna, and found that he was unable to stop after his brakes failed.
Burgess died in the crash after police and eyewitnesses said he sacrificed his own life to avoid other motorists and pedestrians as he was traveling down Portage Trail near Akron-Peninsula Road on July 5.
His vehicle nearly missed the Valley Shopping Center before hitting a tree and then coming to a stop in the Cuyahoga River.
Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards tells AkronNewsNow " There was a total of eight brakes on the tires of this vehicle. Two of them were completely inoperable, and there were three of them that were less than the state standards for a braking system."
Edwards says the defective brakes combined with a heavy load were too much for Burgess to overcome. " With the load he was carrying, the dirt and the sand (an estimated 14 to 16 tons) and hauling that down the incline of Portage Trail hill there was no way Mr. Burgess would have been able to stop that truck," says Edwards.
Updated 11:44 a.m. Monday.
A deadly car accident in Columbia Township over the weekend ended the lives of four Brunswick High School students.
Kevin Fox, 18, was pronounced dead Monday morning at MetroHealth Medical Center.
Jeffery Chaya was behind the wheel while traveling west on Boston Road in Columbia Township, when officials say he drove across railroad tracks, and lost control.
"When it landed, the driver lost control. After losing control, it went off the roadway, rolling over and rolled onto its top," Sgt. R. Cross said, with the Elyria Post of the State Highway Patrol.
Chaya, Blake Bartchak, and Lexi Poerner died following the crash Sunday morning.
Julia Romito is the lone survivor and her condition is not known at this time.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers continue to investigate the crash. Authorities believe a high rate of speed could have been a factor in the crash.
Grief counselors will be at the school all day Monday and Tuesday for any students, staff or community members who may need assistance in dealing with this tragedy.
A message from the district was posted to its website:
"During this very difficult time, we also ask that you please keep families in your thoughts and prayers."
Six people were injured after an SUV crashed into a semi-tractor trailer in Portage County Wednesday.
Troopers with the Ravenna Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the SUV struck a parked semi-truck after the driver failed to slow down when driving through a rest area off I-76 west.
Ayesha Johnson, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a pregnant passenger in the SUV, was airlifted to Robinson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, Nuhu Abdulai, 32, also of Fort Wayne, and three of the four children in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The truck driver, Larry Gribbins, 52, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, suffered minor injuries.
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