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Suspected vehicle from fatal Cleveland hit-skip found, authorities still searching for driver

Posted: 11:13 AM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 15:14:38Z
Likely vehicle in hit-skip

CLEVELAND — The vehicle that authorities say was involved in a fatal hit-skip crash last week was found Monday afternoon, according to Cleveland police.

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The hit-skip happened March 15 near West 25th Street and Woodbridge Avenue. The victim, later identified as 67-year-old Camilo Gabriel, was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, authorities said.

Gabriel and his wife would have celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary this week.

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Police said they found the vehicle at around 1:30 p.m. at a private residence in the 12100 block of Emery Avenue after receiving an anonymous tip.

The driver of the vehicle has not been located. A specific description of the driver has not been provided.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Cleveland police at 216-621-1234.