Two Dead, Six Injured in Akron Fire Engine Crash

Two Dead, Six Injured in Akron Fire Engine Crash

AKRON (WKYC) - Two teens who died after their SUV collided with an Akron fire truck have been identified.

LaShae Johnson, a 16-year-old junior at Akron East High School, and Briyana Hayes, a 15-year-old sophomore at Buchtel High School, were killed in the crash on Rhodes and Exchange Friday Afternoon, according to Akron Public Schools. A GoFundMe account has been set up in LaShae's name.

Six others were injured in the accident. Three of those hurt were Akron firefighters, but they apparently only sustained minor injuries. 

Investigators say the fire engine was heading to a training exercise and not responding to an emergency call when the crash occurred. 


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