WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Interstate 480 westbound has been reopened.
It was closed for several hours after a man was reportedly hit and killed by a vehicle while he was changing his tire Sunday.
The victim’s name was released Monday.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Lester D. Mitchell, 64, of Twinsburg. Mitchell served as the chief of police for Cleveland State University from 2000-2006 when he retired.
According to Warrensville Heights spokesperson Ashley Gowens, the driver who struck Mitchell did stop at the scene.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, the family of Lester D. Mitchell wanted to acknowledge and thank those who came to their aide during the events that took place on Sunday afternoon.
The incident was reported at about 3:30 p.m.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the interstate was closed between Miles Road and Lee Road. The Northfield Road entrance ramp to I-480 was also closed, according to ODOT.