Driver Charged After Plowing Into Street Fair

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CLEVELAND — A driver has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after he plowed through a barricade at the “Dancin’ in the Streets Fair” in Cleveland Sunday night, Sgt. Sammy Morris with the Cleveland Division of Police confirmed.

The accident killed one person and hurt four others.

A spokesperson for MetroHealth Medical Center on Monday confirmed that Mitchell Andelmo, a 2003 graduate of Avon Lake High School, had passed away. He was one of five people taken to Metro, where he later died. Constance Pokorny remains in critical condition, the spokesperson confirmed. The names of the other victims were not immediately released.

Henry Andelmo, who identified himself on Facebook as Mitchell’s father, posted the following about the accident:

“A very tragic day. My son Mitch was killed today by a drunk driver. The driver plowed into a crowd of people in Cleveland at a festval on Clifton at W117. I will miss you Mitch. I loved you. you were my best friend and the greatest son a man could ever want and have. May you live forever in peoples hearts!”

Cleveland and Lakewood police officers were called to the area near West 117th Street and Clifton Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday after fairgoers reported the crash.

The driver, Timothy Spock, 39, was driving eastbound on Clifton Avenue when his vehicle broke through the barricade and struck five people. He was arrested on suspicion of OVI and booked into the Cleveland Central Prison Unit. Police say he has had prior OVIs.

Spock is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

The “Dancin’ in the Street Fair” event is held each year to raise AIDS awareness for Cleveland’s LGBT community.

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