2 dead after Shaker Heights police chase stolen vehicle, ends with violent crash in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An overnight police chase out of Shaker Heights ended in a violent crash in Cleveland, and resulted in the death of a man and a woman.

Shaker Heights police say an officer observed a speeding car near the intersection of Warrensville Center Road near Norwood Road at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The officer learned that the vehicle was stolen earlier in the day during a robbery from Cleveland's west side.

The officer turned the emergency lights and sirens on and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the car sped off.

Police say the driver attempted to turn southbound onto East 151st Street, but collided with a tree while doing so near the intersection with Harvard Avenue.

The vehicle's occupants, a man and a woman, were both ejected. They were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police set a detour up ahead of the morning commute while investigators surveyed the wreck and removed debris out of the roadway.

Stay with Cleveland 19 News for updates to this developing story.

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