45-year-old man dies in crash on Cleveland's east side, police searching for other driver who fled

CLEVELAND - A man died in a crash early Saturday morning on Cleveland's east side and the other driver involved in the incident ran from the scene, authorities have confirmed.

The victim was identified as 45-year-old Dion L. Liddell.

The crash happened around 2:41 a.m. near East 124th Street and St. Clair Avenue. A 2008 Dodge Charger traveling southbound on St. Clair Avenue struck a 2014 Nissan Versa exiting a parking lot, according to police. Authorities said the Dodge's driver was going well above the posted 25 mph speed limit when the crash happened.

The impact pushed the Nissan about 100 feet down the road and the Dodge continued until it hit a utility pole near the corner. The driver of the Dodge ran from the scene after the crash, police said.

A description of the Dodge's driver wasn't given.

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