CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police said a 41-year-old man in Cleveland accused of stealing a car, died in a fatal crash Friday morning. Officers responded to Flex Night Club at 2600 Hamilton Avenue on April 14 at 1 a.m. for a report of a stolen vehicle.
Investigators said 49-year-old Hasam Damar reported he was delivering pizza and had left the car unlocked and running, returning to see two men jump into the car and take off. Officers saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed at East 18th Street and Euclid Avenue.
Police said around 2 a.m. Albert Stone was operating a a stolen 2009 Toyota Camry, southbound on East 18th Street, well in excess of the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. Stone failed to negotiate in the slight right turn onto East 14th Street, operated off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole.
Investigators said the car rotated in a counter-clockwise direction, and struck a bridge support. He was pronounced dead at the scene.