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69-year-old man killed while sleeping after car crashes through his home Sunday morning

Posted at 3:52 PM, Feb 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-20 19:07:38-05

A 69-year-old man was killed Sunday morning while sleeping after a car crashed into his home located in Green, according to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 2:40 a.m., deputies responded to Barth Road after reports of a vehicle crashing into a residence. A 2010 Subaru was traveling north on Mayfair road when the driver lost control of the vehicle, investigators told News 5.

The man was pronounced dead on scene. He was later identified as Robert D. Shull, Jr., according to the Summit County Medical Examiner.

The driver was identified as a 32-year-old woman from Green, the release said. She was transported to Summa Akron City Hospital.

The woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and speed, alcohol and narcotics are “suspected to be factors," the release said.

According to Inspector Bill Holland, the driver was charged with OVI, but more charges are possible.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit Metro Crash Response Team responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Aftermath of the fatal car crash in Green.

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