Euclid Police confirm 3 separate fatal crashes on I-90 early Saturday morning

Two out of the three accidents were hit-and-skip.

Euclid Police confirm 3 separate fatal crashes on I-90 early Saturday morning
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EUCLID, Ohio (WOIO) - Three separate fatal crashes happened early Saturday morning on I-90, and two out of the three were hit-and-skips, Euclid Police said.

Police said the first accident happened at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

A 43-year-old man from Cleveland Heights was riding a motorcycle westbound on Route 2 and failed to properly negotiate the curve at the I-90 eastbound ramp. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck the guardrail.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no passenger on the motorcycle.

The second accident happened at 4:43 a.m. Saturday, police said. A 26-year-old man from Strongsville was standing in the traffic lanes on I-90 eastbound near Babbitt Road when he was struck by a passing car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the third accident occurred shortly after the Strongsville man was struck. A 24-year-old Richmond Heights woman was standing in the roadway on I-90 near the victim, possibly attempting to render aid.

A passing car struck her. The woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, but died from her injuries. It is unknown if the two victims had been traveling together, or were otherwise related.

Identities of the victims are not being released at this time, police said. Both drivers in the second and third accidents fled the scene in their vehicles. No information is available regarding the suspect drivers, or their vehicles at this time.

Notifications to families of the deceased are being handled by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding these accidents are asked to call the Euclid Police Department Patrol Division at (216) 731-1234.

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