Two pedestrians killed in separate crashes in Summit County

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio – The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating two traffic fatalities involving pedestrians.

The first one happened Thursday at 6:45 a.m.

On that day, the medical examiner says a man walking near Canton Road and Sanitarium Road in Lakemore was hit by a car.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the man, identified as Robert Ward, 66, crossed into the path of the car and was struck.

He died at the hospital Sunday.

The driver received her own medical attention.

On Friday, the medical examiner reports a man was walking near the intersection of E. Tallmadge Avenue and Blaine Avenue.

According to a press release, the man was crossing E. Tallmadge Ave. when he was hit by a vehicle headed eastbound.

59-year-old John Coffey, Jr. died at the hospital Saturday.

No information has been released about that driver.

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