CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police have identified the Cleveland police officer killed in a hit-skip on Interstate 90 west Tuesday morning.
Officer David Fahey was directing traffic when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry at just after 6 a.m. He was taken to the hospital but passed away.
Fahey was on the force for three years. He was also the step-son of a retired police lieutenant.
Police released photos of the car involved in the crash. The car was located in Lorain. A suspect was taken into custody in connection with the hit-skip.
Photos of the vehicle involved in this morning's hit-skip accident. PLEASE SHARE. pic.twitter.com/Ledm1Rf5sO
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) January 24, 2017
The hit-skip happened at the Warren Road exit. It occurred just after a portion of the highway was closed when a fire truck was struck by a van at Hilliard Boulevard. The driver of the van died from injuries in the crash. He has been identified as 29-year-old Artem Vytiegov, of San Francisco.
The fire truck had initially been responding to a minor one-car crash at the time.
Police say Fahey was setting up flares for the fire truck crash when he was hit.
— Eric Hunker (@ehunker) January 24, 2017
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