Police continue to search for suspect of hit-and-run that killed mother of five

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND - Unimaginable heartbreak as a mother of five is killed, and a man is injured early Christmas morning, in a hit-and-run crash.

"You just heard all the impact and it was real loud like, you just heard the impact and you heard the glass shatter," said Tamaura Fowlkes.

Fowlkes says just before 3:00 a.m. Christmas morning, she was driving home from her grandmother's house when she saw and heard a horrific crash at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Buckeye Road.

"You saw the man on the ground and you saw the glass everywhere, so when I looked up, my friend was about to keep going. So I was like, we can't because it's Christmas," she said.

Cleveland police say a man driving this 2004 Chevy Impala was speeding down Buckeye Road, ran a red light and slammed into a 2000 Buick Lesabre, forcing it into a steel pole and a tree. The 32-year old driver of the Buick was severely injured while his passenger, 33-year old Classie Fryer was killed.

Fox 8 spoke by telephone to Fryer's family and understandably, they were too distraught to talk on camera, but they say she was a beloved mother of five children, 14 and younger.

"It was sad to me and it was Christmas, so now her kids gotta just deal with not having their mother and losing their mother on Christmas," said Fowlkes.

Fowlkes says she immediately called 911, then saw the driver of the Impala run away.

"When I looked up it was a man running down the street, he got out, and it took him a minute because he was hurt," she said.

Fowlkes says after help arrived and she talked to police, she snapped photos and posted them on her Instagram page, hoping someone might be able to identify the car or the driver. Christian Kendricks, who lives nearby saw her post and looked outside to see the police activity.

"You could have at least stopped, see if she was alright, told the police how it happened," Kendricks said.

"You may have a lot going on or you may be in a situation that you can get in trouble for, but, you left that woman for dead and she got five kids," said Fowlkes.

Police have not released the name of the injured driver and his current condition is unknown.

Investigators are still searching for the driver who ran away.