Drunk driver dies after crashing into tree

Drunk driver dies after crashing into tree

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened around 10:00 a.m. Friday.

Officers say the suspected drunk driver was speeding northbound on Aqueduct Street, when she lost control and struck a tree near Hurlburt Street in Akron.

Both driver and passenger were trapped inside of the car.  The paramedics had to mechanically extricate both occupants.

The driver was transported to Akron General Medical Center where she later died.

The passenger was transported to Akron City Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

Neither driver nor passenger was wearing seat belts.  Alcohol, drugs and excessive speed appear to be factors in this accident.

The driver is id'd as Carla Mitchell, 28, of Akron.

The accident remains under investigation.

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