Car crash victim found dead of multiple gun shot wounds at I-480 and Lee Road

Car crash victim found dead of multiple gun shot wounds at I-480 and Lee Road
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 44-year-old man was found dead in his car of multiple gunshot wounds after crashing his car at Lee and McCracken Roads early Thursday.

Cleveland police said Elijah James III exited I-480W at Lee Road at a high rate of speed, hitting another vehicle before crashing into a utility pole.

James was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second driver was not injured.

Cleveland and Warrensville Heights police closed the highway to search for evidence.

Officers said at this time it is not clear where James was shot.

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