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Man dies after slamming into garbage truck during chase with Parma police

October 8, 2018

Man dies after slamming into garbage truck during chase with Parma police

PARMA, Ohio — A man died early Monday after crashing into a garbage truck during a chase with Parma police.

The man has not been identified.

The chase began about 5:10 a.m. after police tried to stop a shoplifting suspect driving on Ridge Road and West Ridgewood Drive, police said.

The man sped through several side streets, returned to Ridge Road and drove north, police said. The driver tried to turn onto Pearl Road and slammed into a garbage truck.

He died at the scene. Police said they would provide more information at a 2 p.m. news conference.

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