AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A 45-year-old Summit County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a motorcycle accident.
It happened around 9 p.m. on Merriman Road in Akron.
Police say Jeffrey Sampson was operating a Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Merriman when he went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
Sampson was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is underway.
Before joining the Summit County Sheriff's Office in 1998, Sampson was a member of the old Twinsburg Township Police Department.