Cleveland man killed by suspect stealing his car - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man killed by suspect stealing his car

Cleveland Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday night in the 2100 block of W. 98th.

The Medical Examiner identified the victim Sunday afternoon as 44-year-old Buddy Blair from Cleveland.

Police say Blair let his friend borrow his car, and while his friend was driving it, he was approached by two men and two women with knives and baseball bats.  The four demanded his car so the friend got out of the vehicle and ran.

While officers were interviewing the friend who had been carjacked, officers were also down the street speaking with Blair.

As Blair was talking with police, he spotted his car and jumped on the hood of the car.   Officers jumped into their cruiser and followed.

The suspect didn't get far before he lost control and hit a fire hydrant.  Blair died when he was pinned between the car and a tree.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, was arrested for Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Vehicular Homicide.

One other man and two women were also arrested.  

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