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West Akron man killed in motorcycle accident

7/23/2009 - West Side Leader
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By Stephanie Kist

NORTON — The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office (SCMEO) and the Norton Police Department are investigating the traffic death of John Rinaldi, 48, of West Akron.

On July 16 at about 1:20 a.m., Rinaldi was discovered on the state Route 21 North entrance ramp from Interstate 76, lying against the guardrail unresponsive. His motorcycle was found farther down the entrance ramp.

According to the SCMEO, it appears Rinaldi was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the motorcycle and hit the guardrail.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:36 a.m.

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