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Driver flees on foot from scene of deadly hit-and-run crash on busy Euclid roadway

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 11:11 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 3:07 PM EDT
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EUCLID, Ohio (WOIO) - Police closed a stretch of Euclid Avenue in both directions as detectives investigated a deadly hit-and-crash on Monday morning.

The crash was first reported around 5 a.m. on Euclid Avenue between East 222nd Street and Chardon Road.

Video captured by 19 News at the scene shows a severely damaged Jeep in the roadway. A utility pole and a tree also appear to have sustained damage during the crash.

A detour was in place during the road closure.

Police said the driver of the Jeep fled on foot from the deadly incident.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Euclid resident Jamieil J. Matthews.

At 4:50 a.m. this morning a Jeep struck a motorcycle on Euclid Avenue and the driver exited and fled on foot. The...

Posted by Euclid Police Department on Monday, July 19, 2021

Additional details, including the circumstances that led to the crash, are not available at this time.

This story will be updated.

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