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Police looking for Jeep driver who fled fatal crash involving motorcycle

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 08:55:23-04

EUCLID, Ohio — Euclid police are looking for a Jeep driver who fled a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on Euclid Avenue Monday.

Earlier Monday, police said a portion of Euclid Avenue was closed for the next several hours as crews investigate the crash.

Euclid police responded to a fatal crash involving a Jeep and a motorcycle on Euclid Avenue between East 214th Street and East 222nd Street Monday.

At approximately 4:50 a.m., the driver struck a motorcycle in a Jeep before fleeing on foot.

A 36-year-old driver, later identified as Jamieil J. Matthews, of Euclid, of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

A News 5 photojournalist was at the scene of a crash where the Jeep was on fire on top of a motorcycle.

Anyone with information to identify the driver is asked to contact police at 216-731-1234.

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