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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Daniel Ripepi, of Newburgh Heights, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday morning freak accident in Cuyahoga County.
Ripepi, 62, was killed in a freak accident while traveling on Interstate 480 near Cleveland Friday morning.
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According to reports, Ripepi was operating a pickup truck on I-480 near State Road, when a dump truck traveling with its bed raised, struck a highway sign – that then fell on Ripepi’s pickup.
Ripepi was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
Ripepi was the vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home in Middleburg Heights, according to his obituary.
He is survived by his wife, three children and three step-children.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Daniel Ripepi.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Cuyahoga County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S.-Canada maritime border. As of the 2019 United States Census estimates, the population was 1,235,072, making it the second most populous county in the state – Wikipedia.
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