Medical emergency results in crash, death of Akron driver

An Akron truck driver passed away after a medical emergency and driving off U.S. 6 near King Road in Marshall County.

About 5:15 a.m. Monday, Gary Hodge, 71, was driving westbound on U.S. 6 in a flatbed 2024 Kenworth. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says Hodge had a medical episode that caused him to drive off the highway.

No specific word was given as to the type of medical emergency.

Emergency responders attempted life saving measures at the scene but were unsuccessful. Hodge was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Marshall County was assisted at the scene by officers from the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Bremen Police Department, Bremen EMS and Fire Department, along with Reichert & Knepp Towing.