$2000 reward: Help find hit-skip driver who hurt Summit Co. deputy and University of Akron student

AKRON, Ohio - A $2000 reward is being offered in the case of a driver of a car that hit two people—Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy John Rimedio and a student at the University of Akron—early Sunday, April 13.

Witnesses described seeing a bronze or gold “GMC type midsize SUV” driven by a man in a white shirt with a woman wearing a dark-colored dress in the passenger seat.

According to a news release, both people were hit around 3 a.m. in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on East Exchange Street in Akron. Each victim was treated at an area hospital for his injuries.

Security camera videos, which has not been released at this time, show the driver speaking to several people before hitting the two men in the parking lot.

Police are also trying to identify all the witnesses who spoke with the driver.

Rimedio has been with the department since 2005. 

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2000 to anyone who can provide enough information to lead to an arrest and indictment of the culprits. To leave a tip, call Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS (2677), text the information to Crimestoppers (274637) with TIPSCO (plus your tip), or speak with a Sheriff’s investigator at 330-808-7033.

Callers can have their identities kept confidential.   

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