Summit Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Motorcycle Accident

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy died on Sunday evening from injuries stained after crashing a motorcycle along Merriman Road.

According to Lt. Douglas Smith with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jeffrey Sampson, 45, of Tallmadge, died while off-duty.

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, the accident occurred around 8:55 p.m. as Sampson rode southbound on Merriman Road. 

Akron Police say Sampson went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree while riding a Yamaha motorcycle.

The Medical Examiner’s Office says Sampson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Funeral arraignments are pending.