Woman hit by car in Cleveland that goes airborne, lands in tree-lined embankment

Police say two men and a woman went to the hospital. One of the men later died.

Woman hit by car in Cleveland that goes airborne, lands in tree-lined embankment
Cleveland Police are investigating a morning crash involving a car that hit a pedestrian and went airborne.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland officers and firefighters responded to a car accident Friday morning involving a car that hit a woman, went airborne and landed in a tree-lined embankment.

Pedestrian hit by car that goes airborne

Police said officers responded to St. Clair Avenue near Wheelock after a car struck a pedestrian just after midnight.

Officers on scene learned a man driving a Nissan Murano was speeding east on St. Clair when he struck a 24-year-old woman crossing the street, according to police.

After hitting the woman, the car went airborne and traveled down an embankment.

Police said the car flipped over multiple times as it went down the hill toward MLK Boulevard below.

The driver was ejected as the car rolled down the hill, according to police.

When the car entered the roadway, it hit the front fender of a Dodge Journey driven by a 37-year-old woman, according to the report.

The car landed in trees and brush alongside Martin Luther King Dr. and East Blvd.

Cleveland police said a 20 and a 21-year-old man were in the Murano.

According to police, 20-year-old is confined at University Hospitals with a severely broken leg, but 21-year-old died from his injuries.

Police do not know which of the two men in the Murano was the driver.

The woman hit while crossing the street was treated at University Hospitals for a broken leg and has since been released, according to police.

Police said the woman in the Journey as not injured.

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