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Driver charged in fatal hit-skip in Clark-Fulton neighborhood

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 11:49:06-04

CLEVELAND — The driver of an SUV that allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood earlier this month has been arrested and will be charged, according to police.

Davonte L. Long turned himself in with his attorney on Tuesday, police said. Long will be charged charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and failure to stop after an accident that caused death, both third-degree felonies, court records show.

On Friday, March 15, an SUV was driving east on Woodbridge Avenue when the driver turned left onto West 25th Street, police said.

The SUV struck Camilo Gabriel in a crosswalk and nearly hit the man’s wife, who was with him. The driver of the SUV then fled north on West 25th Street in the vehicle.

Gabriel was transported to a local hospital where he later died, according to authorities.

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