A 27-year-old man is dead after clinging for his life to the outside of his girlfriend's Impala while she accelerated and went airborne, flipping on the I-90 westbound exit ramp to Chester Avenue early Saturday, Cleveland Police report.
Lynette Lawson, 26, who allegedly was impaired by alcohol, had a verbal altercation with her boyfriend Stacey S. Moore at around 1:15 a.m. in the area of East 25th Street south of Payne Avenue, according to authorities.
Police received a 911 call for a domestic disturbance at East 25th Street and Payne Avenue.
Roadway evidence indicates that Lawson accelerated and operated her vehicle recklessly as she drove her 2014 Chevrolet Impala southbound on East 25th Street with Moore hanging onto the outside left hood area, according to police.
Lawson allegedly ran over a curb and struck a park bench, steel guardrail and chain link fence.
She continued southbound and went airborne, landing on the I-90 westbound exit ramp to Chester Avenue, authorities stated. At the same time, a 2014 Kia Sorrento SUV drove onto the exit ramp and reportedly had not time to react.
The Kia's driver reportedly collided with the left side of Lawson's Impala.
When both vehicles came to a rest, Moore was pinned under the left rear of the Impala, police stated.
Moore was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died.
Authorities said Lawson has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.
Lawson and and the other driver were treated at MetroHealth Medical Center for soft tissue injuries.