Akron man charged with drag racing after crash seriously injures woman

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AKRON, Ohio- A woman is in critical condition after a drag racing crash on an Akron street.

Two cars were racing eastbound on West Waterloo Road at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when they collided and both drivers lost control.

Akron police said a 2000 Mitsubishi, driven by 22-year-old Dwaine J. Traylor, hit landscaping railroad ties. The other car, a Toyota Corolla, struck a utility pole and ended up against a porch.

Traylor left the scene, but returned minutes later to pick up the 17-year-old passenger of the Corolla before fleeing again. The driver of the other car was taken to Akron General Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

Police arrested Traylor, and charged him with aggravated vehicular assault, hit-skip, drag racing and driving under a suspended license. He was taken to the Summit County Jail. The teen was charged with a curfew violation and released to his mother.

According to police, no one involved was wearing a seatbelt.

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