AKRON, Ohio — Two people were ejected and another was trapped Sunday after their car ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, losing control and eventually ending up in the canal in the Middlebury neighborhood, police say.
A 25-year-old man was taken to Summa Health Akron City Hospital but he died of his injuries, police say. An 18-year-old male and another male were hospitalized in critical condition, the teen at Summa and the other at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.
The crash occurred at about 6:12 p.m. at the intersection of Case and East Market streets, police say. The three males reportedly were in a white Saturn that was going south on Case Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Saturn ran a red light and struck a Chevy Cruze that was making a left turn north onto Case from East Market Street.
After the crash, the Saturn lost control and continued through the intersection, striking a concrete barrier and eventually crashing into the canal, police say. One of the occupants was trapped inside the car and two others were ejected into the water.
Rescue workers from the Akron Fire Department freed one male from the vehicle, while the other two were pulled from the water, police say.
The driver of the Chevy Cruze was not injured.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and Akron police are investigating the crash. The names of the occupants are being withheld pending positive identification and family notifications.
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