Akron, OH (October 7, 2020) – One man lost his life in a head-on collision with a semi-truck early Tuesday morning. Just before 4:30 a.m., on October 6, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Ohio State Route 8.
Reports from officers with the OSHP show that 33-year-old D’Oro McKinney was driving a van on Ohio State Route 8. As McKinney traveled down the southbound side of the roadway, his vehicle collided head-on with a semi-truck tractor-trailer near Glenwood Avenue.
McKinney sustained fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced dead at the site of the crash by responding officers. The driver of the semi-truck was injured in the accident and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
At this time, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the driver injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of D’Oro McKinney at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Ohio
Every year, more than 1,100 people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions throughout our state. Accidents involving semi-truck account for over 10% of these collisions. The size and weight of 18-wheelers, combined with traveling at high rates of speed, increase the chances that people involved in collisions with them will be fatally injured. When victims lose their lives in truck accidents, their families are often left with overwhelming pain and suffering. In many cases, these accidents force families to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs. Although it may seem like no amount of compensation could ever make us whole again after experiencing the loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Cleveland helps grieving families collect the compensation they need to cover the costs they face after losing a loved one.
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