GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – A deadly crash damaged two homes in Garfield Heights Friday morning after a police pursuit that started in Maple Heights, according to police.
The crash happened at about 3 a.m. in the 13900 block of Granger Road.
Maple Heights police say they were on patrol in the area of Hollywood Avenue and Mapleboro Avenue when they heard multiple gunshots, according to a release from police.
The release says the officers came upon a silver sedan occupied by multiple people. When the officer attempted to perform a traffic stop, two unidentified males allegedly ran away and the driver refused to stop.
The driver of the silver car lost control of the vehicle around Milo Avenue, went off the side of the road, hit a tree and stopped in the front yard of a home, police say.
The vehicle damaged two homes before landing in the front yard of a third home.
The driver of the car was ejected during the crash and did not survive. His identification is being held pending notification of next of kin.
Video from the scene shows powerlines pulled down, siding ripped off of a home, as well as damage to a front porch.
The crash closed a portion of Granger Road, between E141st St to E138th Streets, for several hours Friday morning.
The Garfield Heights Police Department is handling the accident report with the help of the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Accident Investigation Unit and Maple Heights police.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call the Maple Heights Detective Bureau at (216) 587-9624 or email them here.