State Patrol investigates Fatal Traffic Crash Canton Road in Springfield Township

(Springfield) The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred this date at 4:51 PM on Canton Road south of Sanitarium, near Springfield high school, which is in the Township of Springfield, Summit County.

The crash occurred when a 2009 Ford Taurus, driven by Robert Kroft, age 77 of Louisville was driving southbound on Canton Road and drove left of center striking a northbound vehicle head on. The northbound vehicle was a 1999 GMC Jimmy, driven by David J Fryberger, age 37 of Akron.

The impact caused severe damage to both vehicles. The driver of the 2009 Ford Taurus, Robert Kroft was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the 1999 GMC Jimmy, David J Fryberger, had very minor injuries and refused treatment.

Assisting at the scene was Springfield Township Police and EMS. Canton Road was closed for approximately one hour.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

This crash remains under investigation.