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.