Akron Police investigating fatal accident

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating a fatal accident.

On January 9th, just before midnight, a vehicle was westbound on West North Street in Akron when the driver, Joseph Ahern, 26 went left of center.

The truck then went up over a curb and hit a tree.

Ahern was transported to Akron General Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Jeremiah Hileman, 35 of Akron was pronounced dead on the scene.

Neither occupants were wearing seatbelts.  Alcohol and speed are a factor in the crash.

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