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Heartbroken family mourns loss of man killed in Cleveland hit-and-run accident

CLEVELAND--Cleveland police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on the city's east side that happened early Sunday morning. Family members tell Fox 8 they are heartbroken by the loss of Reno T. Jones, 56, of Cleveland.

The accident happened just after midnight in the 13800 block of St. Clair Avenue.

A family friend addressed the fact that the 20-year old female suspect, Zaire Abbott, didn't even stop to help the man according to Cleveland police.

"When you hit somebody you can't think about running; you have to see if they are alright, y'all. If it was your family how would you feel if someone hit your family?" Sylvester McClarty said.

McClarty is a family friend of Jones.

Witnesses told Fox 8, Jones was walking with some friends outside of the Casino East Nite Club when he was hit by a 2008 Ford Edge.

"That's crazy. One minute you're talking; the next minute you're gone."

Cleveland police explained the suspect had been drinking and was speeding at the time of the accident.

"Family has no more Reno and Reno was a good man; he didn't bother nobody or nothing," McClarty said.

Police said after the accident, Abbott drove home, and when she arrived, she allegedly told her father what happened, then he alerted police.

The suspect faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip.

"We miss you; the family needs prayer and we miss you, Reno."