CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a crash that left a 5-year-old girl dead Saturday evening.
It happened in the 3100 block of West 50th Street on the border of the city's Stockyards and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods.
According to police, the girl ran out from between two cars and was struck by a dark-colored sedan heading north. The impact knocked the girl to the ground, and the car then drove over her and kept going. The car was last spotted heading west on Fanta Avenue and then south on West 50th Street.
A passenger who was in the vehicle returned to the scene sometime later and was detained by police, authorities said.
Police arrested a 17-year-old girl, who was identified as the driver of the vehicle.
Cleveland EMS transported the girl, identified as Apolina Asumani by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she later died.
Police said they towed a vehicle that might be connected to the crash.
The matter remains under investigation.
Neighbors told News 5 they're now making a renewed push for speed bumps or any other solution to help slow down drivers in this area.
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