1 person dies amid 15 suspected overdoses in Akron

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in one Ohio city say they’ve responded to more than a dozen suspected heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours.

Akron Lt. Rick Edwards tells WEWS-TV that at least 15 heroin overdoses have occurred in the city as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, including one that was deadly.

Police say the calls began around 1 p.m. and continued through the afternoon and evening and three of the victims include a mother and her two daughters.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 44-year-old man died of a suspected overdose and an autopsy is set for Wednesday.

Edwards says 55 people have died from heroin overdoses in the city this year.