16-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash involving stolen car on Cleveland’s West side

Cleveland Police confirm 16-year-old Isiah Grimmett was young man killed in collision

1 person killed in multi-vehicle crash involving overturned car on Cleveland’s West side

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police have released the details surrounding a collision that claimed the life of a 16-year-old.

On Sept. 18 at approximately 10 a.m. a juvenile male was speeding in a stolen 2001 Chevy Trail Blazer westbound on Guthrie.

There was a juvenile in the passenger seat.

The driver failed to yield at a stop sign. At the intersection of Guthrie and W 73 the Chevy struck a 2008 Lexus RX.

The Chevy then drove through a fence at 7305 Madison Ave. and struck a shed. The driver of the stolen vehicle was partially ejected.

The driver of the Chevy, 16-year-old Isiah Grimmett, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deadly crash on Cleveland's West side

The passenger had minor injuries and refused treatment.

The 56-year-old male in the Lexus was taken to MetroHealth.

“He was very loving. Very caring," said his grandmother Ellen Grimmett, with whom the teenager lived. "Gave his shirt off his back to anybody in need. If someone was hungry, he would say here, eat my food. Very generous young man. Very generous.”

Ellen Grimmett said her grandson was supposed to be at school this morning, but she was not there when she arrived for a scheduled meeting with his principal.

“By God’s strength and power, I’m holding up," she said. "I’m a Christian woman, and I know Jesus is my lord and savior, and I know Isaiah is with him now.”

At least two vehicles were involved in the crash.

Witnesses reported that multiple people were ejected from a vehicle at the scene during impact.

Two male individuals were handcuffed and placed into Cleveland police cruisers, but crash investigators did not say what their roles were was in the crash.

This story will be updated.

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