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Man killed on I-90 EB was crossing the road to retrieve a tire, police say

Man pronounced dead near Eddy Road exit
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Posted at 2:28 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 14:09:20-04

CLEVELAND — A 35-year-old man who was killed on I-90 eastbound Monday afternoon was waiting to cross the interstate near MLK Boulevard to retrieve a wheel that came off his car when he was struck, according to Cleveland police.

Police said at approximately 1:35 p.m., the man, identified as Larry V. Burkett-Uher, 35, was crossing all four lanes on I-90 eastbound when he was struck by a Hyundai.

Burkett-Uher was pronounced dead at the scene

Video from an ODOT camera shows police redirecting traffic off the highway.

I-90 EB at East 72nd Street closed

The driver who struck the man was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The fatal incident remains under investigation, police said.

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