2 die in motorcycle accident in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood

Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 8:20 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2022 at 9:53 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A man and a woman were killed in an apparent drag racing accident early Thursday in the city’s Slavic Village neighborhood.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the victims as Brianca Palmer, 32, of Buffalo, NY, and Bobby Henry, 22, of Maple Heights.

Both victims were riding a motorcycle, which was struck head-on by a speeding driver, said police.

Cleveland police said around 2:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was driving a Mazda 6 westbound on Broadway Avenue well over the posted speed limit.

Officers said the driver of the Mazda appeared to be racing a Honda Civic, which was being driven by a woman.

According to officers, the two cars came into contact with each other and the impact pushed the Mazda into the opposite lane on Broadway Avenue where he crashed head-on with the motorcycle near the Aetna Road intersection.

After the accident, police said the driver and passenger of the Mazda fled the scene on foot.

Police added the driver of the Honda never stopped.

Palmer was pronounced dead at the scene and Henry died from his injuries at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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