Akron police investigating fatal hit-skip motorcycle accident


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A 21-year-old is dead after a hit-skip motorcycle accident Sunday night in Akron.

Akron police are investigating a deadly hit-skip accident that occurred just after 11 p.m. Sunday in the area of 500 E Tallmadge – near Save-A-Lot.

Police say the motorcycle was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed when a maroon vehicle pulled out of the Save-A-Lot parking. The motorcycle struck the right side bumper of the vehicle, ejecting the passenger from the motorcycle. The passenger sustained serious injury, according to Akron Police.

The operator of the motorcycle struck a utility pole and was killed on impact.

The maroon vehicle fled the scene after the accident. Police say speed is believed to be a factor in the fatal accident.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the crash, or anyone with any information about the incident or the maroon vehicle involved, is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490 or 330-375-2Tip. The Summit County Crimestoppers, Call 330-434-COPS. Text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637. Callers can remain anonymous