Two people died Sunday in a car crash police are investigating as possible drunken driving.

The Akron post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said officers smelled alcohol on Aiysha M. Williams, 26, of Akron, the only one of three to survive the two-car crash at 2:28 a.m. in East Akron. Police say speeding and not wearing seat belts may have contributed to the severity of the crash.

In a media release, the Highway Patrol said Williams ignored a stop sign while traveling east at "a high rate of speed" on Lindsay Avenue. Nicholas Bobo Jr., 34, was traveling north on Virginia Avenue. Williams’ 2018 Dodge Charger struck Bobo’s 2003 Chevrolet Impala, ejecting Bobo and his passenger, Arielle Davis, 28. The collision sent the two vehicles careening onto a private residence.

A Summit County medical examiner pronounced Bobo dead on the scene. Davis died at 11:23 a.m. at Summa Akron City Hospital, the medical examiner's office said Sunday afternoon.

Emergency responders with the Akron Fire Department also transported Williams to Akron City Hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. She has not been charged with a crime at this time. Investigators have sought a blood sample to determine if Williams had been drinking prior to the accident, which occurred as local bars were closing.

 

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