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21-year-old Euclid woman dies in crash after witnesses say she was hanging out window before car hits utility pole

Area of St. Clair and East 115th Street.
Posted at 1:24 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 14:20:17-04

CLEVELAND — A 21-year-old Euclid woman was killed in a crash after the car she was traveling in went off the road and hit a utility pole in Cleveland’s Forest Hills neighborhood on Sunday, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Police Department.

On Sunday at around 12 a.m., police responded to St. Clair Avenue and East 115th Street for a serious motor vehicle crash.

Officers on scene learned that a vehicle, identified as unit 1 in a news release, was traveling at a high-rate of speed with another vehicle behind it.

Witnesses told officers at the scene that the passenger of unit 1, later identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as Shania Johnson, 21, of Euclid, was hanging out of the window when another vehicle attempted to make contact with unit 1, causing it to travel off the road and into a utility pole.

Johnson was taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police arrested a 22-year-old female, identified as the driver of unit 1, for aggravated vehicular homicide. The driver was also administered a field sobriety test by state troopers.