Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Hit Skip Driver

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)  - Authorities continue to search for the driver of a white pickup truck who struck and killed a pedestrian on E.117th Street and Superior late Friday evening.

Witnesses on scene told police around 10:55 p.m. that a pedestrian went to cross the street when a "dirty white pick-up truck" came struck the pedestrian and kept going.

The pedestrian became entangled  under the truck and was shaken loose when the truck made a left turn. As the vehicle turned the victim fell free from the vehicle and hit the ground. Subsequent to falling from the vehicle the rear wheels of the pickup truck ran over the victim and the vehicle continued north bound on Hayden without stopping.

East Cleveland Police responded to the scene and the victim was conveyed to Huron Road Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There was no further description of the suspect pick-up truck, the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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