THE OHIO STATE HIGHWAY
PATROL IS INVESTIGATING A THREE VEHICLE INJURY CRASH INCLUDING A WRONG WAY
Copley, Ohio – The Akron Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a three vehicle injury crash which occurred on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 12:26 A.M. The crash occurred on Interstate 77 southbound, near milepost 137, in the Copley Township.
Copley Police Department was pursuing a wrong way driver northbound in the southbound lanes. Contact was made between the cruiser and the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu struck a stopped 2018 Nissan Altima, on the side of the roadway, then came to final rest after striking an embankment.
The Malibu was operated by Tracy L. Townsend, 55, of Akron, Ohio. Ms. Townsend sustained injuries from the crash and was transported to Akron General Hospital.
The Nissan was operated by Chavonne Sams, 33, of Akron also sustained injuries and was cleared on scene by EMS.
Copley Police Officer Jason Chisar, 33, of Copley did not sustain injuries from the crash.
Alcohol is expected to have contributed to the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.