Alcohol suspected in crash that killed two pedestrians

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WILLOUGHBY, OH – A 73-year-old Eastlake man is under arrest after his car struck two pedestrians, killing both victims.

The driver has been arrested and will be charged in Willoughby Municipal Court on Monday February 1, 2016 with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs , aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault, among others. He was not injured in the crash.

The crash happened Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Lost Nation Road in Willoughby, between Pelton Road and Apollo Parkway. The pedestrians, a 50-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, both from Eastlake, were walking along the side of the road when they were struck from behind by a Chevy pick-up truck.  Both were taken to Lake West Medical Center, where the woman died from her injuries. The man was transferred by Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center and later died.

Willoughby Police are asking anyone that witnessed the crash to call them at 440-953-4212.


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