2 Dead, Several Injured In Akron Fire Truck Crash

(AKRON) - Two are confirmed dead and another six injured, including three firefighters, when an SUV collided with an Akron Fire Truck.

According to police, and multiple eyewitnesses, the SUV ran the red light at Rhodes Avenue and Exchange Street.

Initial reports say one of the fatalities was a 16 yr-old girl.  The 3 Akron firefighters sustained minor injuries.

Investigators say the fire engine was heading to a training exercise, not responding to an emergency when the accident occurred.

As of this posting, the Akron PD's traffic crash reconstruction unit remains on the scene to complete a full investigation of the collision.   

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