Woman Ejected During Crash, Then Hit & Killed
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in an accident where a passenger in her car was ejected, then run over and killed, according to Cleveland police.
Police say there was a man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the suspect’s car at the time of the accident.
It all happened around 3 a.m. on Euclid Avenue at Coltman Avenue.
Police say the suspect was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero recklessly and while allegedly intoxicated and over the posted speed. She was headed west on Euclid Avenue, when she rear ended a second vehicle — a 2001 Chrysler 200, said police.
During the crash, a female passenger in the Alero was ejected onto the roadway. The suspect continued on Euclid Avenue away from the accident, before she stopped the car and attempted to perform CPR on the gunshot victim, said police.
Police say he’d been shot at the Park Avenue Night Club in East Cleveland.
After the suspect attempted CPR, said police, she drove back toward the accident site, running over the passenger who had been ejected.
That female passenger died at the scene.
Police say a University Circle officer detained the suspect, who was arrested for aggravated vehicular homicide and felony leaving the scene of an accident. The suspect, along with the gunshot victim, were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver and two passengers who were in the Chrysler were not seriously injured.