Man Dies in Car Accident During Police Pursuit

Posted on: 3:01 pm, July 15, 2012, by , updated on: 03:04pm, July 15, 2012


BROOK PARK, Ohio — A man died in an early morning car accident following a police pursuit Sunday.

Parma Heights police witnessed Neil Guercia, 22, of Brook Park, turning onto Huffman Road from Mandalay Drive at a high rate of speed at approximately 4:20 a.m. At this point police say they pursued Guercia’s vehicle, which then ran a red light at West 130th street before crossing over onto Smith Road.

Guercia lost control of his vehicle shortly thereafter and crashed into a tree at 15501 Holland Road in Brook Park.

It is unknown if Guercia was under the influence at the time of the crash.

The Parma Heights Police Department is still investigating the accident.