Summit County Sheriff's Deputy killed in motorcycle accident

Summit County Sheriff's Deputy killed in motorcycle accident

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.

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