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Akron man dies after struck by freightliner on I-77 in Bath Township

Authorities say 40-year-old Brandon Foster was pronounced dead at the scene in Summit County.
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BATH, Ohio — A 40-year-old Akron man is dead after he was struck while walking on I-77 near mile post 141 in Bath Township early Thursday morning.

Authorities with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say it was 1:16 a.m. when a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia struck Brandon A. Foster “who was walking in the roadway.”

Foster was pronounced dead at the scene by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities say he had no reflective clothing on at the time of the incident.

The Freightliner driver -- a 43-year-old man from Macedonia -- was not hurt.

“Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the crash,” authorities noted.

The crash remains under investigation.

No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story if more information is released.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Aug. 16, 2022.

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