Fatal crash in Springfield Township

Fatal crash in Springfield Township

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A fatal crash happened on Canton Road south of Sanitarium, near Springfield High School, in Summit County.

The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash which occurred when a 2009 Ford Taurus, driven by Robert Kroft, age 77 of Louisville drove left of center striking a vehicle head on.

The vehicle was a 1999 GMC Jimmy, driven by David J Fryberger, age 37 of Akron.

The impact caused severe damage to both vehicles. The driver of the 2009 Ford Taurus, Robert Kroft was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the 1999 GMC Jimmy, David J Fryberger, had very minor injuries and refused treatment.

Springfield Township Police and EMS assisted at the scene. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Canton Road was closed for approximately one hour. The crash remains under investigation.

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