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Police: Car strikes and kills man in crosswalk, flees scene

July 28, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a car struck and killed a man who was in a crosswalk in Cleveland and then fled the scene.

Cleveland police say preliminary information indicates that the pedestrian was walking in a marked crosswalk on the west side of the city about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say the pedestrian walk sign was on when the car sped through the red light and hit the man.

Emergency response crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Authorities say the car kept going after hitting the man and collided with another vehicle. They say the driver and passenger of the car that struck the pedestrian then fled on foot.

No other injuries were reported.

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