Family of man killed in hit skip accident on W. 25th pleading for answers

Family of man killed in hit skip accident on W. 25th pleading for answers

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man killed in a hit skip accident on W. 25th Street last weekend has been identified as Richard Dubaniewicz, 58, of Cleveland.

Dubaniewicz was hit around 10:30 p.m. on July 27. His sister, Loretta Dinger, tells 19 News, “My brother didn’t deserve to die like that. It’s terrible.”

Cleveland police said he was walking eastbound on Clark Avenue in the marked crosswalk at W. 25th when he was struck by a speeding blue 2009 Chevy Malibu.

Scene of fatal hit skip accident at W. 25th and Clark
Scene of fatal hit skip accident at W. 25th and Clark (Source: WOIO)

Police said Dubaniewicz had the right of way with the pedestrian walk sign activated.

After getting hit by the Malibu, Dubaniewicz fell onto a second car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members have set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses.

Officers said the Malibu fled the hit skip scene northbound on W. 25th and crashed into a car at Wade Avenue.

After the Wade Avenue crash, police said the driver and passenger fled the area on foot.

Dinger has this message for the driver and passenger, "They should turn themselves in and feel really bad because they took someone’s loved one away from them. "

If you have any information, please call Cleveland police.

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