The man was crossing St. Clair Avenue when he was hit by a drunk driver. According to Cleveland.com, the man was crossing the street in a crosswalk when he was hit.
The driver, a 20-year-old woman from South Euclid, fled from the scene of the crash and did not call 911. Police arrested the woman at her house after she told her father of the incident. Cleveland.com reports that speed and alcohol are suspected to have played a role in the fatal crash.
Court records show that although charges haven’t been filed, the woman faces aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-skip violations.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,376 pedestrians died in motor vehicle related crashes in 2015. In addition,