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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

One man is killed and another is injured in an early morning accident in Akron.

It happened Monday around 12:45 a.m. at Eastland and Wellington Avenues.

A gray, 2001 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Eastland Avenue when the driver lost control and struck a utility pole near the intersection of Wellington Avenue.

Akron Police Officers say the driver was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. He has been positively identified as Juan J. Hogg, 19, from Akron.

The front seat passenger was transported to Akron City Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.  

The driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts; however, the air bags did deploy.
 
The intersection of Eastland and Wellington Avenue was closed for several hours due to repairs to the utility pole by First Energy.   

The accident remains under investigation.

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