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26-year-old man dies in a motorcycle crash on I-277 Monday

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 14:29:38-04

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in the area of I-277 westbound and I-76 eastbound Monday morning.

Officers responded around 10:40 a.m. to the area of I-277 for a motorcycle crash.

A 26-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been released, was thrown from a motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Investigators said the victim appeared to have missed the ramp while traveling west on I-277, causing him to veer off the roadway and into a grassy area to the left of the ramp.

It’s unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.