UPDATE: 1 Dead, Pavement Damaged, Evacuations, River Catches Fire After Spectacular Akron Crash

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – One person in a passenger car on Northbound Route 8 in Akron was killed in a fiery two-vehicle crash at around 7:45 Tuesday morning.

The other vehicle was a gasoline tanker truck.

the car ended up underneath the truck and caught on fire. igniting the gasoline in the truck.

The flames and smoke forced the evacuation of some nearby homes and businesses.

Some of the flames and liquid made it through a storm sewer to the Cuyahoga River, where a fire there had to be extinguished.

Damage to the roadway was repaired last evening.

No word on the identity of the victim.