Maple Heights man killed in hit-skip crash, police say

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Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 10:05 AM EDT
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GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - Garfield Heights police are searching for the driver responsible for a deadly hit-skip early Sunday at the Cleveland border.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased victim as Cameron Crews, 26, of Maple Heights.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Turney Road near Grand Division Avenue, according to Garfield Heights police.

Garfield Heights police said an officer spotted a vehicle speeding on Turney Road, and the car had no plates.

When the officer turned on his cruiser’s overhead lights, the suspect sped up and fled, according to Garfield Heights police.

Seconds later, Garfield Heights police said the suspect crashed into two vehicles and ran away.

Cleveland police said the crash killed Crews and injured his passenger, a 24-year-old woman.

EMS crews took the woman to MetroHealth with a broken knee, according to Cleveland police.

Crews died after being taken to Marymount Hospital.

Detectives later found a gun in the suspect vehicle, which was reported stolen from Brookpark, according to Garfield Heights police.

Garfield Heights police and the Cleveland Police Accident Investigation Unit will continue investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Garfield Heights police.

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