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Akron crashes turn deadly as 2 killed in separate incidents

One of the crashes involved a motorcycle.
Credit: 3News

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities are investigating after two people died following separate crashes in Akron on Monday.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office released the following details on Tuesday morning:

Crash at 5:45 p.m.

A 66-year-old woman was driving northbound on Akron-Peninsula Road “when she suddenly went off the right side of the roadway” and hit a pole, The vehicle then overturned.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:06 p.m.

Her name has not yet been released.

Crash at 7:15 p.m.

A 60-year-old man – identified as Lawrence Meiers – was driving a motorcycle eastbound on Albrecht Avenue “when he attempted to pass a vehicle that was turning onto Ripley Avenue.”

Authorities say the motorcycle clipped the vehicle and Meiers was ejected.

Meiers was taken to an Akron hospital where he later died at 7:45 p.m.

No additional details about either crash were immediately available.

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