Police: Man who stole car from Cleveland pizza delivery driver dies in crash

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 14:41:22-04

A man was killed in a crash after he allegedly stole a car from a pizza delivery driver early Friday morning. 

Officers were called to the Flex Night Club at 1 a.m., located at 2600 Hamilton Avenue, after a man reported his car was stolen while he was delivering pizza, according to a Cleveland police news release. 

The man, who was delivering for Rascal House Pizza, said he left a 2009 Toyota Camry running and unlocked, and when he returned he saw two men jump into the car and take off. 

Officers later spotted the car being driven by Albert Stone and speeding near East 18th Street and Euclid Avenue. Police did not chase the Stone, but broadcasted the sighting of the car.

At about 1:53 a.m. Stone, 41, was traveling southbound when he sped through Carnegie Avenue intersection, making a slight right turn onto E. 18th Street, and going the wrong way on a one-way street. 

As he approached a second right turn on E. 14th Street, Stone failed to make the turn. He hit a utility pole that caused the car to spin and finally stop after it collided with a bridge support, the release said.