Police pursuit of stolen car in Solon ends in crash, 85-year-old woman killed

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SOLON, Ohio (WJW) — The Solon Police Department is investigating after the pursuit of a stolen car ended in a fatal crash in Solon on Friday.

Around 2:40 p.m., a patrol officer saw a 2012 Ford Fusion, that had been entered as stolen, traveling east on Solon Road near Erico Drive, according to a release from Solon police.

Police say the driver allegedly fled after the officer attempted a stop. The officer then set up Stop Sticks but the driver avoided them and crashed into two other vehicles, the release says.

Both drivers of the other two vehicles, a 37-year-old North Bloomfield man and an 89-year-old Chagrin Falls man, were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

An 85-year-old female passenger from Chagrin Falls was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she later died.

A 19-year-old Berea man and a 20-year-old Cleveland man were taken into custody and taken to local hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening.

A loaded handgun was found immediately after the incident.

Charges are pending the results of further investigation.

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