AKRON -- The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed two people died in a crash on I-76 in Akron.
The collision happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday on the eastbound side of the highway at Grant Street.
A semi-tractor trailer failed to notice slowing traffic and attempted to swerve around another semi-tractor trailer but hit the back of the truck, the medical examiner's office said.
The driver and passenger in the truck that swerved were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:28 p.m.
Hazmat also responded after the accident.
All lanes of the highway had reopened as of 4:00 a.m. Tuesday.
The Akron Police Department confirmed the victims, ages 13 and 40, are from California. The 40-year-old victim has been identified as Patrick Owen. The 13-year-old's name has not been released.
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