Drivers flee from fatal pedestrian crash on Cleveland's east side

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Drivers from two vehicles fled from the scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Cleveland's east side Tuesday morning.

The crash was reported just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of East 79th Street and St. Clair Avenue, according to police.

Cleveland paramedics say a black sedan and a white truck were involved. Several dirtbikes fell out of the truck, but they were not involved.

According to police, the driver of both vehicles fled from the scene.

The driver of the white truck, who left a dog behind in the vehicle, later turned himself into police. His dog was removed from the truck and was taken in by animal control officers.

The male pedestrian was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Utility crews were called to the crash scene to repair a power pole that was sheared off as a result of the incident.

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