Driver in custody after 19-year-old hit, killed in Euclid while checking flat tire

EUCLID, Ohio - A suspect is in custody after a 19-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed.

The incident happened Saturday shortly before 11 p.m. on state Route 2 in Euclid.

Police said Kiara Rodriguez, 19, of Cleveland, pulled to the side of the road to check for a flat tire. That's when a passing car hit her.

Rodriguez was taken to Lake West Hospital, then to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she died on Monday.

Euclid police has a 65-year-old Willoughby resident in custody. The suspect is not being identified until charges are filed.

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