Hit and Run: Akron Man Killed, Family Wants Closure

Springfield Township, OH - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred on October 17th at approximately 7:24 PM.

It happened on State Route 91 just north of Farmdale in Springfield Township, Summit County.

The crash occurred when an unknown vehicle struck a pedestrian, who was walking west across SR 91. Witnesses described the vehicle as being a pick-up truck that was traveling northbound on SR 91. The pick up truck is a silver or dark metallic color with damage to its front end. After the crash the truck sped northbound into the city of Akron.

The pedestrian struck was 61-year-old Charles R Weatherford Senior. Mr. Weatherford was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries.

If you have information about this crash that will lead to a positive identification pick-up truck, please contact 330-433-6200.

This crash remains under investigation.