Police Believe Alcohol A Factor in Deadly Family Dollar Crash

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Police are investigating a fatal weekend accident that happened southeast of the city.

The crash involved five people and damaged a Family Dollar store on Broadway Avenue.

Witnesses tell Fox 8 the situation was chaotic, but thankfully brave helpers took action when they saw something was wrong Saturday night.

"You see something like that happen, and see someone bleeding like that in the passenger side, it's just like human nature," said Robert Gergely who ran to the scene.

Gergely tells Fox 8 there was no time to think, just help.

"Your body takes over and you go with what's natural I guess," he said.

The bashed corner of the store is nothing compared to what Gergely said he experienced around 11 p.m.

He saw five people in a car slam into the business.

"We heard the loud boom, and that was it," Gergely said.

"People were crying -- you don't see this every day," said another witness, Aaron Mavigliano.

The scene was so bad, people came from nearby businesses to help.

"He lost control, hit the wall," Akia Mosley said.

Cleveland police believe the driver was speeding. He faces aggravated vehicular assault charges and was not seriously hurt in the accident.

A 27-year old female did not make it, according to police.

The three others in the vehicle were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Police tell Fox 8 they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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