A 20-year-old Green man is dead and a 33-year-old Coventry man critically injured after crashing a snowmobile and ATV in Coventry Township early the morning of Feb. 21.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit Metro Crash Response Team investigated the crash that occurred around 2:20 a.m. near 530 Portage Lakes Drive on the West Reservoir. The crash involved the Green man operating a 2006 Yamaha YFS200 and the Coventry man a 2005 Arctic Cat, both out on the ice.
The vehicles collided and each rider sustained injuries. The 20-year-old was transported to the Akron General Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic by Coventry Fire and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The 33-year-old was transported to Akron City Hospital and was being treated for his life-threatening injuries.
Both vehicles were being operated outside allowable hours on the lake. Speed is suspected to be a factor and both riders were wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit Metro Crash Response Team.