Wrong-way driver hit semi head-on in fatal crash on State Route 8 in Akron

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells FOX 8 a driver headed the wrong way in the southbound lanes of State Route 8 caused the fatal crash that has shut down the highway for several hours between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

The accident happened just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

OSHP says the driver headed the wrong way drove head-on into a commercial vehicle.

FOX 8 video from the scene showed the other vehicle was a semi-truck.

No one involved has been identified.

Akron police say the crash was fatal but have not released more information.

Video at the scene shows investigators searching the woods off the highway and eventually pulling out a vehicle that belonged to the wrong-way driver.

State Route 8 remains closed at State Route 59 to Broad Blvd.

There’s no word on when the road might reopen.

Stay with FOX 8 for more as this story develops.

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