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The Suburbanite
  • Patrol investigating hit-and-run death of Springfield Township teen

  • The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy, who was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a car that fled the scene.

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  • The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy, who was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a car that fled the scene.
    According to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, Anthony Weakland, of Columbine Avenue in Springfield Township, was walking eastbound on Albrecht Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    According to troopers, Weakland, who was walking with a friend, was struck from behind by a passing vehicle.
    According to Springfield Schools, Weakland was a student at the high school. Superintendent Bill Stauffer issued a statement Wednesday.
    “I am saddened to report that we lost a member of our high school student body last evening,” he said in the statement. “Anthony Weakland, a student at Springfield High School, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.  Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Weakland family.”
    Patrol Lt. William Weirtz said investigators on Thursday were following up a strong lead.
    Anyone with information can call the Ohio State Highway Patrol Canton Patrol at 330-433-6200.
    A fund has been set up  to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Donations to the Anthony Weakland Memorial Fund may be made at any FirstMerit Bank.