Bond reduced for Cleveland man charged in connection with the death of woman on I-90

Bond reduced for Cleveland man charged in connection with the death of woman on I-90
Patrick Carner (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man charged in connection with the death of a woman on I-90 was back in court on Wednesday and the judge reduced his bond.

Patrick Carner, 28, was first being held on a $250,000 bond, but that has now been reduced to $75,000.

Carner is charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.

Cleveland police said his passenger, Vonnashia Akins, died after falling onto I-90 near Carnegie around 5 p.m. on Oct. 21.

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

Christman said Carner pulled over, called 911 and flagged down other drivers to help Atkins.

Carner’s case will now be presented to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

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