NewsLocal NewsSummit County


87-year-old man from Green dies in head-on crash with semitrailer on I-77 southbound

77 Green ax 4.jpg
77 Green ax.jpg
77 Green ax 1.jpg
Screen Shot 2019-02-27 at 7.15.03 AM.png
Posted at 6:09 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 18:38:16-05

GREEN, Ohio — A man has died Wednesday in a head-on crash that closed a portion of I-77 southbound at Arlington Road in the city of Green, according to a release from the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Green Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-77 southbound at the Massillon Road exit at approximately 3 a.m.

On scene, authorities learned a 2005 Buick LeSabre was traveling on Massillon Road when the driver attempted to get on I-77 by turning onto the exit ramp, which caused him to travel northbound in the southbound lanes.

Scene of crash that killed a driver on I-77 southbound at Arlington Road. Photo by: Mike Vielhaber

The driver of the LeSabre, identified as an 87-year-old man from Green, was immediately involved in a head-on collision with a 2019 semitrailer, the release states. The driver of the LeSabre was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said his name is not being released at this time.

The 54-year-old driver of the semitrailer did not receive any injuries in the crash. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and it’s still unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

A tow truck works to remove a semitrailer from the crash site on I-77 southbound. Photo by: Jon Rudder.

As of 8:50 a.m., crews have cleared the crash and all lanes on I-77 southbound are now back open to traffic.