CLEVELAND - Two people are dead after a car went airborne, hit a garage and then a house in Cleveland just after midnight Friday morning.
According to police, the driver was westbound on Wade Park Avenue at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to make the turn at East 63rd Street.
The 2006 Hyundai Sonata hit a small curb and went airborne, bounced off the roof of a garage, crashed through some trees and then crashed into the second floor of a home on East 61st Street. Police said the car was traveling at a very high rate of speed.
Police said the engine and transmission are both inside the second floor kitchen of the home on East 61st Street.
A man and woman inside the car were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victims as Willa Guy, 33, of Cleveland and Michael Carter, 49, of Wickliffe.
Carter's girlfriend tells NewsChannel5 the victims were fleeing from an assailant who was shooting at them and the car, which is why they were speeding. Police have not yet confirmed that.
A vigil will be held for Guy at 1405 East 61 Street Friday night.
The man living inside the home was downstairs at the time of the crash and said he felt like an earthquake when the car hit the home.
Cleveland police are reconstructing the crash.