Driver killed when speeding car hits tree

Driver killed when speeding car hits tree

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A man was killed when his out-of-control car spun into a tree Sunday evening.

At 5:40 p.m., Cleveland police and EMS were dispatched to an accident on W. 44th St.

Investigators say the victim was driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima southbound and he was well over the posted speed limit of 25 mph.

The driver lost control on the wet pavement and slammed into a tree in front of 3060 W. 44th St.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 43-year-old passenger was transported to Metro with severe head trauma.

Alcohol is suspected, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation.

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