Two dead, six injured — including three firefighters — after SUV collides with Ohio firetruck

  • Source: Akron Beacon Journal and
  • Published: 07/17/2017 12:00 AM

A sport utility vehicle collided with an Akron firetruck Friday afternoon, killing two people inside the SUV, including a 16-year-old girl, and injuring three firefighters. Fire Engine No. 3 was southbound on Rhodes Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when witnesses say a burgundy Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on West Exchange Street drove through a red light and struck the firetruck, Akron Police Capt. Daniel Zampelli said. The SUV spun after impact with the engine and landed against a telephone pole, Zampelli said. At least five people inside the SUV were taken to area hospitals, where two of them died.


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