CLEVELAND—A father is begging the suspect in a weekend hit-and-run fatal accident to turn himself in to police. The accident happened at E. 105th and Wade Park Ave. Saturday morning. Charles Jones tells Fox 8 his daughter, known as Keyva Jones-Mcnary, 41, was killed in that crash.
”I still see my daughter in that vehicle, and this guy that did that; he’s a coward, a real coward,” Charles Jones said.
Authorities said the driver of a 1997 Infiniti I30 was recklessly moving through the intersection just before 3:00 a.m. Saturday. Police explained, he had a passenger in the car with him, when he hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk and a green Chevy van. Jones tells Fox 8 his daughter, a mother of four, was in that van.
Jones is angry and heartbroken the suspect did not stick around to help, according to authorities.
”He not only killed my daughter, he didn’t care about his friend, and he didn’t care about the man who was walking in the street who he didn’t know, he is a coward.”
In the area near where the accident happened, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, but neighbors tell Fox 8 people don’t follow that rule, and something needs to change.
On Sunday, a makeshift memorial pays tribute to Keyva's life with flowers and stuffed animals.
”We have speeding, we have people running the lights constantly, we’ve had some horrific accidents here,” said Angela Kidwell, who’s yard was part of the accident scene.
”My first initial thought was not again, not again, but it was again and this time it was even worse.”