A sport utility vehicle collided with an Akron firetruck Friday afternoon, killing two people inside the SUV, including a 16-year-old girl, and injuring three firefighters.
Fire Engine No. 3 was southbound on Rhodes Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when witnesses say a burgundy Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on West Exchange Street drove through a red light and struck the firetruck, Akron Police Capt. Daniel Zampelli said.
The SUV spun after impact with the engine and landed against a telephone pole, Zampelli said. At least five people inside the SUV were taken to area hospitals, where two of them died.