Summit Metro Crash Team investigators are still waiting on video from a truck involved in a wrong-way accident that killed an Akron man a half hour before Thanksgiving Day.
The fatal accident occurred when a Cuyahoga Falls woman driving the wrong way on state Route 8 struck Tyler Williams’ car in the southbound lane of the highway north of Second Street.
Williams was killed in the accident and the woman had to be extricated from her vehicle.
The 40-year-old woman was hospitalized, and police had been unable to talk with her by Dec. 3.
A supervisor in the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department who did not wish to be identified said Wednesday he’s unsure if investigators have spoken to the woman.
Williams’ parents said they have not been updated on the investigation.
Early reports from the accident quoted witnesses who gave an inaccurate account of what transpired, leading Williams’ parents to believe their son had been at fault. He wasn’t, Williams’ mother said last week.
"They know it was her and [her] car that was driving the wrong way," Sherry Williams said Dec. 3.
Police reports indicate that the woman believed to be responsible for the crash was heading northbound in a Saturn Aura in a southbound lane on state Route 8 when she struck a semi tractor-trailer and then hit Williams’ car. Williams was driving a Nissan Altima.
The driver of the tractor-trailer said he collided with the car as he was trying to get into the left lane.
The police supervisor said the investigation is complex and involves a reconstruction of the Nov. 27 accident.
He was unable to give a timetable for its completion.
Further information was unavailable Wednesday.
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