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Akron driver wanted in hit-skip accident

Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police say they have identified the driver who fled after crashing into a construction site on Interstate 77 last month, injuring a worker.

Police on Thursday said a surveillance video released to the public after the Sept. 9 incident generated information leading to the identity of Tamika Perkins of Akron as the hit-ship driver.

Perkins, 40, is wanted on felony charges of hit-skip and misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to control her vehicle, police said.

The surveillance video showed a woman get out of her vehicle and go into a gas station convenience store. In a news release, police said the driver of the tan sport utility vehicle struck the worker on I-77 north of the Vernon Odom Boulevard exit. The worker suffered severe injuries, police said.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Perkins is asked to call the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4WANTED or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. Tips may also be sent by texting TIPSCO with your tips to 274637.


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