Pedestrian killed in Cleveland hit and run

An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit and run on Cleveland's west side.

It happened just before 1 a.m. on West 73rd and Denison.

The preliminary investigation reveals the 55-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street when he was struck by a full-sized black vehicle that was traveling westbound on Denison. The black vehicle did not stop after hitting the pedestrian, and continued westbound on Denison.

After being struck, the pedestrian was propelled into the eastbound lane and was struck by a Chevrolet Malibu that was operating eastbound on Denison. The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu remained on scene and was interviewed by investigators.

EMS was notified, found the pedestrian unresponsive and pronounced him dead on the scene. 

The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information about this incident to contact the Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit at 216.623.5295. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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