Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained in Semi Collision

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CLEVELAND — The driver of an automobile that collided with a semi truck Tuesday morning has died from injuries he sustained in the accident, Fox 8 News reports.

Cleveland Division of Police Sgt. Sammy Morris says a preliminary investigation indicates that Richard Kelley, 24, of Cleveland, was speeding southbound on Broadway Avenue in a Dodge Charger. He failed to stop the vehicle at the Jones Road red light. That’s when the Charger struck a semi making a legal left turn onto Broadway.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. The Charger was heavily damaged.

Neither Kelley nor his lone passenger — Marquis Andrews, 31, of Cleveland — was wearing a safety belt at the time of impact. Emergency Medical Services transported both victims to MetroHealth Medical Center, where Kelley passed away. Andrews remains confined at Metro. His condition is not yet known.

The truck driver — David Brown, 41, of Indiana — did not initially report an injury. Brown was hauling steel with his trailer.

The severe accident forced authorities to block Broadway in both directions. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority was notified to reroute buses. By early Tuesday afternoon, however, Broadway had reopened.

An ongoing probe is being handled by the Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit.

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