Two hit by car, in critical condition after suspect’s ‘three-day meth bender’

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AKRON, Ohio– Two men are in critical condition after being hit by a car in Akron early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to Virginia and Barbara avenues shortly after 4 a.m. for a possible accident. They found one victim on the sidewalk and the other in the street. Police said it appeared they had been hit by a vehicle.

Daniel Shmigal (Photo courtesy: Akron police)

The victims, ages 28 and 33, were taken to Akron City Hospital.

Officers located the unoccupied vehicle nearby. They contacted the owner and learned her estranged husband was driving the van, police said.

Daniel J. Shmigal, 27, was charged with felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault and hit-skip. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

He told officers he had been on a “Three-day meth bender.”

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