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Motorcyclist and driver of SUV killed in crash on Brown Street in Akron

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 14:27:57-04

AKRON, Ohio — Two people were killed following a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Brown Street in Akron Saturday, according to the Akron Police Department.

At about 2:25 a.m., a 2016 Nissan Rogue was traveling south on Brown Street, approaching the intersection of East Waterloo Road. A 2004 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling west on East Waterloo Road, approaching the intersection of Brown Street, when the Nissan entered the intersection and made a left turn onto East Waterloo Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 27-year-old man, attempted to stop but struck the Nissan, causing him to be ejected off the bike, thrown under the Nissan and killed on impact.

The driver of the Nissan, a 74-year-old woman, was killed on impact. The passenger, a 53-year-old woman, was injured and transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seat belts, police said.

The motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet but did not have a motorcycle endorsement on his license.

Police said it is unknown if alcohol impairment played a role in the crash. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time, police said.

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