Two smash-and-grab suspects killed in crash during pursuit with police

Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 09:26:12-04

Two people were killed in a crash over the weekend after a smash-and-grab in Middleburg Heights. 

Broadview Heights police say the van smashed into a gas station at Broadview Road and Wallings Road and the four people inside stole an ATM. The van then headed east on Wallings Road near I-77. 


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Officers located the van but the driver attempted to get away from police and eventually crashed.

The crash resulted in the deaths of 21-year-old Antonio Laffette Ponyard Jr. and 22-year-old Johnigan Reeves. The other two surviving suspects were arrested. Their names have not been released.