STOW — A 98-year-old Silver Lake woman has died following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 8 just north of Steels Corners Road on Tuesday.
Anna Zupko was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash, which occurred at 12:16 p.m. in the southbound lanes. She was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital, where she later died.
According to Stow police, a 2014 Isuzu flatbed truck was traveling south in the center lane and was slowing in traffic when it was struck in the rear by a 2019 Jeep Cherokee.
The driver of the Jeep, a 75-year-old Silver Lake man, and another passenger in the Jeep, a 14-year-old girl, were taken to hospitals. The driver of the flatbed truck, a 46-year-old man from Madison, Ohio, was not injured.
The southbound lanes of the highway were reduced to one line for several hours after the crash.
The Stow Police Department, Summit Metro Crash Response Team and Summit County Coroner's Office were investigating the crash.