Man killed in Realty Tower explosion identified

YOUNGSTOWN — The man killed in Tuesday’s explosion at Realty Tower downtown has been identified as Akil Drake, 27, according to the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office today.

His body was recovered late Tuesday night, several hours after the blast that happened shortly before 3 p.m.

An autopsy will be conducted at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The building, 47 E. Federal St., had a Chase Bank branch on the first floor, where the explosion occurred. The upper floors of the 13-story building contain apartments and condominiums.

The incident remains under investigation.

For updates on this breaking story, go to www.vindy.com and read Thursday’s print edition of The Vindicator.


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