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Dashcam captures wrong-way driver on I-71 in Cleveland

Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 09:17:58-04

CLEVELAND — Just a few days after three people were killed in a wrong-way crash on I-90, dashcam caught another wrong-way driver on I-71 in Cleveland.

Kurt Voelkel, a volunteer for North Coast Emergency Services, witnessed the incident early Wednesday morning and called Cleveland police to report it around 12:55 a.m.

The wrong-way driver was spotted on I-71 in the southbound lanes from West 25th Street towards downtown.

No crashes or injuries were reported in this case, but the incident could have easily been much worse.

On Sunday at around 11:45 p.m., a 58-year-old man driving a Honda Civic entered I-90 eastbound at the exit ramp to West 25th Street, heading west in the eastbound lanes.

The Honda collided with a Toyota traveling east on I-90 east near the West 85th Street overpass.

The Toyota was driven by a 19-year-old man with three female passengers between the ages of 19 and 20. Police confirmed the 58-year-old driver died, along with the 19-year-old driver and a 20-year-old female passenger.

RELATED: 3 people killed in a wrong-way crash on I-90 eastbound near Lorain Avenue