Five injured after East Cleveland Police chase ends with crash in Cleveland

Five injured after East Cleveland Police chase ends with crash in Cleveland

By Brian KosterAvery Williams, and Michelle Nicks – 19News

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A crash closed the intersection of East 79th and Superior Avenue Friday night when an East Cleveland Police chase ended in a multi-car accident in the city of Cleveland.

The pursuit was terminated by the officer in charge as a safety measure after hearing the speed of the chase had reached 80 miles per hour, but officers say it was too late because just seconds earlier the black Volvo being pursued crashed into several cars.

Officers pursued the car because the driver flew through a stop sign at Eddy Road and Hayden Avenue and did not stop for a traffic stop.

The driver nearly struck several vehicles as he turned south on Superior Avenue while fleeing from police, ECPD Chief Scott Gardner said.

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