Medical Examiner identifies man, boy killed in semi accident on I-76
Semi accident on I76 in Akron
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -
A 40-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were killed in an accident on I-76 in Akron Monday night.
The Medical Examiner has identified the 13-year-old as Garrett Bradley Han from Pismo Beach, California and the 40-year-old as Patrick Owen from Pismo Beach, California.
Akron Police say shortly before 8:00 p.m. Monday, a semi-tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 76 in the middle lane near Grant Street when the driver stopped in traffic for a traffic backup.
Another tractor-trailer traveling behind the first semi-tractor trailer that was stopped in traffic failed to control his vehicle and struck the right rear portion of the trailer.
Both victims were in the truck that was rear-ended.
The drive of the first semi-tractor trailer was transported to Akron General Medical Center where his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Traffic was backed-up for several hours until crews could clear the area.