CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A dashing Bentley struck a Jeep on I-90 in Cleveland, producing the Jeep to roll onto its roof and fatally eject its passenger, Cleveland Police verified.
Though the driver of the Bentley was severely wounded, the guy at the rear of the wheel of the overturned Jeep ran absent, mentioned police.
Dashcam and ODOT footage discovered that the Bentley engaged in what appeared to be a race, or was chasing, a different automobile just prior to disaster struck, police said in the investigation update.
The crash took place on I-90 east at West 25th Avenue at somewhere around 2:02 p.m. on March 1.
Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia reported a 2013 Bentley Continental was driving east on I-90 at a significant level of pace while racing with or chasing a crimson Honda Civic.
Law enforcement reported the Ohio Division of Transportation video shows equally the Bentley and Honda driving “well in surplus of the posted 60 MPH velocity restrict.”
This dashcam movie shows the Bentley and the Honda apparently racing or chasing, passing other automobiles on the interstate, prior to the crash:
This ODOT footage taken at I-90 and Fulton Street displays that the Jeep was driving with the movement of site visitors in advance of the rushing Bentley and Honda:
The Bentley’s appropriate front corner collided with the again of a 2019 Jeep Wrangler that was also heading east on I-90, according to Ciaccia.
Ciaccia mentioned the pressure of the effect caused the Jeep to roll around and eject its 22-12 months-previous passenger onto the highway.
The Jeep slid eastbound on its roof and struck the median before coming to a cease though nevertheless flipped over, mentioned Ciaccia.
Ciaccia stated the the Bentley also struck the median wall before it arrived to a relaxation.
The guy who was driving the Jeep got out and ran away from the crash scene, in accordance to Ciaccia.
EMS took the 22-year-old woman who was ejected from the Jeep to MetroHealth Health care Center, where she died about eight hrs later, Ciaccia verified.
She was recognized by the Cuyahoga County Professional medical Examiner’s Place of work as Samantha M. Nelson of Cleveland.
The 58-yr-previous guy driving the Bentley was taken to MetroHealth Professional medical Center by EMS in severe issue with many injuries, according to Ciaccia.
The Honda produced no call with possibly the Bentley nor the Jeep, and did not keep on scene, mentioned police.
Ciaccia documented there were being five automobiles associated in the crash, nevertheless, she did not point out what occurred to the other two.
She also did not condition if any rates have been filed in the crash or if the driver of the Jeep has been uncovered.
The OHGO digicam on Fulton Street showed crews tow a vehicle out from the wooded space off the right facet of I-90 east as the crash scene was being cleared.
19 Information is functioning to ensure if this automobile was just one of the five associated in the crash, or if it was currently in the woods from a past crash.
Targeted visitors on I-90 east was shut down from West 44th Avenue to Wade Avenue as crews cleaned the scene and investigated, with hour-extended delays main up to the nearer.
Investigators want the driver of the Honda to achieve out to the Cleveland Law enforcement Incident Investigation Unit.
If any individual appreciates who the owner of the Honda is, or has any other information and facts on this crash, call the Cleveland Police Accident investigation Device at 216-623-5290 or 216-623-3310.
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