Suspect connected to death of woman on I-90 pleads not guilty; bond set at $250,000

Suspect connected to death of woman on I-90 pleads not guilty; bond set at $250,000

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - 28-year-old Patrick Carner is in court on Thursday after he is charged in connection to the case of a woman who died on the side of I-90 Monday evening.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Carner plead not guilty to all charges filed against him. The judge is holding him on a $250,000 bond.

Police have not given much information about Carner’s involvement in the case. So far, he’s only facing charges of tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Vonnashia Akins died from injuries consistent with a car crash.

On Monday, police said she was pushed out of a moving vehicle.

According to Carner’s attorney, Carner never pushed Akins out of his car.

Instead, he said Akins was trying to jump out of it.

“He wants everybody to know that he didn’t push her out of that vehicle,” Christman said. “It was her reckless actions that put her in a position that the tragic accident occurred.”

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