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46-year-old motorcycle rider dies in Akron crash on South Arlington Street

The intersection of Emmitt Road and South Arlington Street.
Posted at 1:11 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 13:11:56-04

AKRON, Ohio — A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash after he was ejected off the motorcycle and slide underneath a car at the intersection of Emmitt Road and South Arlington Street in Akron, according to a release from the Akron Police Department.

On Thursday just after 2 p.m., a Chevy Impala, driven by a 67-year-old man, was traveling west on Emmitt Road and stopped at the intersection of South Arlington Street.

The driver of the Chevy Impala told police that as he was attempting to make a left turn onto South Arlington when he heard the screeching tires of a motorcycle.

A Yamaha VMAX was heading north on South Arlington Street.

Police said the driver of the Impala came to a complete stop, but the motorcycle had already dropped onto its right side and slid in front of him. The motorcycle rider, identified as a 46-year-old man, was ejected and slid under the front of the vehicle, becoming lodged underneath.

State troopers at the scene said the rider was unconscious. The rider was pulled from underneath the vehicle and given first aid.

The 46-year-old rider was transported to Summa Health Akron City Hospital, where he died. His identity has not yet been released.

Police said speed appears to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.