Former ESPN Cleveland radio personality charged after wrong-way crash

KIRTLAND HILLS, Ohio - A former ESPN Cleveland radio personality is facing charges after police say he drove the wrong way on I-90 and caused a serious accident early Sunday morning.

Willard Burge IV, 33, of Wickliffe, has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault and an OVI, according to Willoughby Municipal Court. In the past, "Will" Burge has worked for ESPN and other media outlets. 

Police say Burge was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes just east of State Route 306 when he struck a Chevrolet Impala, head-on, that was being driven by a 56-year-old woman.

The driver of the Impala, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported from the scene by Kirtland EMS to Hillcrest Hospital with incapacitating injuries.

Burge had a 32-year-old passenger with him who was taken to TriPoint Medical Center with minor injuries.

Burge had a bond set at $100,000, which he bonded out of. He was ordered to wear an ankle bracelet.

His next court date is on June 27 at 11 a.m.

 

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