Trucker Brutally Attacked and Stabbed Along Ohio Interstate in Apparent Truck Jacking
BREAKING UPDATE: Trucker Lied About Being Attacked and Robbed, Police Say
Wadsworth, OH – Two suspects are in custody after a trucker was attacked and stabbed by men wearing masks Wednesday night on Interstate 76 in Medina County, according to a social media news group.
Multiple local media outlets, including the Facebook group NE Ohio Emergency & News Group, reported the incident took place Wednesday on I-76 West near Akron Road just before 8 p.m.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the driver of a semi-truck was stabbed after stopping on the side of the roadway.
Authorities did not make clear what caused the driver to stop.
Additionally, it was not made clear if the attack took place inside or outside of the truck’s cab.
NE Ohio Emergency & News Group called the attack a “truck jacking gone wrong.”
Unconfirmed reports claim the trucker was stabbed in his torso, chest and cut on his face.
The unidentified driver was transported to an Akron hospital, where he/she is being treated for injuries.
The trucker’s condition is unknown at this time.
OSHP began a manhunt for two suspects who fled the scene in a dark-colored pickup truck.
Two black males were later apprehended in connection with the incident, according to NE Ohio Emergency & News Group.
They were reportedly wearing masks, one of which being a respirator mask.
Transportation Nation Network will update you as more information becomes available.