Two charged in explosive crash in Akron - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Two charged in explosive crash in Akron

The driver of the Impala was fleeing from police. (Source: Akron Police) The driver of the Impala was fleeing from police. (Source: Akron Police)
Speeding car crashes into truck carrying gas. (Source: Akron Police) Speeding car crashes into truck carrying gas. (Source: Akron Police)
The driver was treated for injuries. (Source: Akron Police) The driver was treated for injuries. (Source: Akron Police)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Charges have been filed for two, including a minor in a explosive crash in Akron. 

Police say they were called to a domestic dispute around 9 p.m. Wednesday. When they approached the address they heard what they believed was a car crash.

They saw a white Chevy Impala with front end damage speeding off. A pursuit ensued, but police say they stopped once speeds reached 90 miles per hour. 

In about one mile the Impala struck a Ford pickup at the intersection of Wilbeth Road and Firestone Parkway. The truck was carrying cans of gasoline in the bed and exploded on impact. 

The 43-year-old driver of the truck was badly burned on his hands and back and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Chevy Impala, Bryan Hicks, who is 23-years-old tried fleeing the scene and was found hiding nearby. He was taken to the hospital for injuries. 

Hicks' passenger, a 17-year-old, had to be removed by officers and he was taken to the hospital. 

Hicks has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault, willful fleeing, and numerous traffic charges. Other charges include carrying a concealed weapon and weapon while under disability, as two semi-automatic handguns were recovered from the Impala.

The minor has faces gun related charges in Summit County Juvenile Court.

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