AKRON, Ohio - An Akron woman died after police say her husband forced her into his car then crashed it into a tree.
Robert Tucker III went to a house on 2nd Street SW, which belongs to his wife’s relatives, and demanded that she leave with him at about 11 p.m. on Saturday. Akron police said he was holding a gun as he pulled 26-year-old Kyndall Tucker by her hair and tried to put her into his trunk.
Robert Tucker punched his wife in the face multiple times and forced her into the front seat of the car, according to police. He then crashed into a tree in the 1600 block of Manchester Road.
Akron police said he hit his wife in the head again before fleeing. When officers arrived, witnesses identified Robert Tucker as the suspect.
Kyndall Tucker was critically injured and taken to Akron General Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on Sunday. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death.
Robert Tucker, 28, is charged with domestic violence, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and having a weapon under a disability. He was booked into the Summit County Jail and additional charges are expected.
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