CLEVELAND - A pedestrian was killed in a hit-skip on Cleveland’s west side Friday morning, police say.
Officers said they responded to a pedestrian struck at West 73rd Street and Denison Avenue at about 12:55 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, they found a 55-year-old man unresponsive and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation showed the pedestrian was trying to cross the street when he was struck by a full-sized black vehicle traveling westbound on Denison Avenue, according to police.
They said after being struck by the first vehicle, the pedestrian was then hit by a Chevy Malibu and thrown into the air. The driver of the first vehicle continued driving westbound on Denison.
The victim's identity will be released once a next of kin notification has been made.
The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
If you have any information about this incident, the Cleveland Division of Police asks that you contact the Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit at 216.623.5295. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).
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