Two dead after woman stabbed, toddler hit by car in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A woman and a toddler are dead following a crash and stabbing on Cleveland's east side.

It happened in the 3000 block of East 125th Street at about 9:10 p.m. Thursday.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Sammy Morris said two women were in a parked car arguing in a driveway. Police said one woman went inside the home and returned with a weapon. She then came back out to the car and cut Sharice Swain, 29, of Cleveland, several times in the face and neck.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office released a report saying Swain death has been ruled a homicide. The report states that Swain died from "cardiac air embolism due to incised wound of neck with vascular cartilaginous and soft tissue injuries."

Police said after cutting Swain, the woman took off her clothes and got her two children out of the car. Swain then hit the gas pedal hitting the two children and a house.

The two children, ages 1 and 2 years old, were taken to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. The 2-year-old died. The 1-year-old is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Nicki Randall lives in the area and said she picked the girl up after she was hit by the car. Randall thinks the girl died in her arms.

"I think she did ‘cause I saw her eye move, that's what made me pick her up like she's still breathing, like she was," said Randall. "But when I got out and put her in the fire truck she went limp as soon as he reached for her."

Police said Swain also died from her injuries.

Authorities said the woman fled the scene and was later arrested in the area of East 123rd Street and Soika Avenue. The woman remains in custody awaiting charges.

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide and Accident Investigation Units are investigating the incident.

The official causes of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

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