The Akron Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash which occurred in Tallmadge Sunday at approximately 1:05 a.m.

The crash occurred on Southeast Avenue near S. Alling Road.

According to the OSHP, a Tallmadge man was operating a gray 2016 Kia Soul southeast on Southeast Avenue. Lawrence D. Linkous, 44, of Tallmadge was walking southeast on Southeast Avenue near the center of the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

Mr. Linkous sustained life threatening injures during the crash and was transported from the scene to Akron City Hospital by Tallmadge City EMS, where he later died.

The driver was not injured during the crash.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the traffic crash, according to the OSHP.

Tallmadge Police Department and EMS assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol during the crash investigation.