Driver Accused in Deadly Hit, Skip Indicted

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - New details on the man accused in a fatal hit and run earlier this month.

Shannon Hill was indicted on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, failure to stop after accident and tampering with evidence.

It happened on May 7th around 10:30PM, as Hill was driving home from a bar. He had several drinks at the bar and was driving a 1995 GMC 1500 pick up truck with a suspended license.

At East 117th Street and Superior, the victim, 51-year-old Michael Johnson, was crossing the street when Hill struck Johnson with his truck.

Hill dragged the victim for approximately a 1/2 mile, as the victim got entangled on the truck's driver side mirror. The victim fell from the truck on Superior Avenue when Hill turned onto Hayden Avenue. Hill ran over the victim and fled the scene.

On May 9th, Hill's vehicle was located on Rosemont Avenue, where it was parked in the driveway. A bottle of rubbing alcohol and Murphy's Oil Soap were found next to the truck, which were used to try and clean the evidence off the vehicle.

Johnson sustained substantial injuries to his back from being dragged by the vehicle. He also had a crushed pelvis from being run over. Johnson died as a result of his injuries. The Coroner's Office found the victim's DNA on the front of Hill's vehicle.

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