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Vigil held for Akron teen struck, killed by motorcycle

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 08:50:14-04

AKRON, Ohio — A vigil was held on Saturday night honoring the teen who was hit and killed by a motorcycle in Akron.

Dozens gathered at the scene of the crash to remember 15-year-old Damiyon Frazier. He was riding his bike Friday morning on West Bartges Street near LaSalle Drive when he was hit.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Akron, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said he was driving with a suspended license, but no charges have been filed relating to the crash.

One of the many people lighting candles in Damiyon's memory was his peewee football coach, Thomas Shaw, who described him as a talented player, hard worker and positive spirit.

“He came out to the fields. He would help clean up. Help set up the field for game days. He was really involved," Shaw said. "I will definitely miss his smile."

Shaw has been coaching the teen for six years and said he will be missed. Now, he is hoping drivers will pay more attention on the roads.

"Please keep your eyes open. Please be aware of the road," Shaw said.

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