Police find SUV in deadly east side hit-skip, suspect in custody

(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police say they found an SUV on E. 104th Street that is believed to be linked to the hit-skip crash that killed two people in Cleveland early Monday.

Authorities are also questioning a suspect in the case.

According to CPD, 55-year-old Denise Bradley of Cleveland and 63-year-old Leo Pinkard of Maple Heights were struck around 1 a.m. while crossing East 93rd Street and Benham Avenue. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was speeding and did not stop after hitting Bradley and Pinkard, according to officials.

Witnesses said the SUV came out of nowhere.

Police were looking for a dark colored Chevy SUV with heavy front end damage.

Family members say Pinkard was walking Bradley across the street with an umbrella at the time of the incident.

They say he was a helpful, well-dressed man.

"We did everything together, I'm going to miss him so much," said Pinkard's sister, Victoria Thrasher.

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