One Person Killed in Seven-Car Accident; Route 8 Closed

UPDATE: Akron, OH - Breaking travel news to pass along this hour.

The Southbound lanes of Route 8 are closed due to a seven-car accident that happened at 2:30 this afternoon.

19 Action News has learned that one person has died and several others are injured.

Officials expect the lanes to be closed for 2-3 hours will crews work to clear the scene.

Local law enforcement agencies have established appropriate detours, and motorists are urged to find alternative routes.

19 Action News has crews on the scene and will bring you the latest information on this breaking story - First at Four.