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Driver killed in Middleburg Heights crash identified

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 12:46 PM EDT
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MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - Officials have identified the driver who died Friday after a fiery crash in Middleburg Heights.

Maharshi Yakin Brahmbhatt, 28, was pronounced deceased at the crash scene, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

The accident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on Pearl Road near Mohawk Trial.

Middleburg Heights Police Chief Edward Tomba said Brahmbhatt was driving a vehicle that struck a utility pole and tree before it became engulfed in flames.

Michele Tarshis is a regular here at the Convenient food mart on West 105th street, where the 28-year-old worked.

“It’s very sad to hear of anybody who doesn’t get past 30,” she said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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