July 25, 2016

Partly sunny

1-car crash on Route 18 leaves Akron man hurt

GRANGER TWP. — An Akron man was in critical condition Monday following an early morning crash on state Route 18.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported:

Michael J. Digregorio, 18, was driving east on Route 18 in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix around 2:45 a.m. when he apparently lost control of the car and went left of center, went off the north side of the road and struck the culvert. After hitting the culvert, the car became airborne, flipped, struck a tree and came to a stop upside down.

Digregorio was taken to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center by LifeFlight. He was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The crash is under investigation.