Two injured in crash on I-77 north in Akron

AKRON, Ohio — A portion of Interstate 77 northbound was closed after a crash involving a semi tanker truck and a vehicle.

According to the Akron Police Department, the crash happened between Wilbeth and the Central Interchange at around 12:30 p.m.

The tanker was leaking fluid so the fire department had to off-load the chemical from the damaged tanker to another tanker.

Traffic was being rerouted from Interstate 77 northbound to state Route 224 eastbound/westbound.

Two people were taken to the hospital.