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Bedford police investigating a fatal hit-skip on I-271

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jun 06, 2022

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 23-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a fatal hit-skip crash that happened Sunday night in Bedford Heights, according to a news release from the police department.

On Sunday around 10:30 p.m. police found a male unresponsive at the 24.8-mile marker of I-271. EMS arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and the man was declared dead.

Police said the 23-year-old was driving a 2016 Jeep Patriot at the time of the crash. The man later turned himself in to authorities. He's charged with stopping after an accident (hit-skip) and vehicular homicide.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Bedford Heights Detective Bureau at 440-439-1234.

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