Driver in fatal Lee Road accident arrested, charged

Teen charged in fatal Lee Road crash

Cleveland Police say a driver ran a red light late Saturday night and slammed into another vehicle. The driver that was struck died.

Cleveland Municipal Court records show that Brian K. Burns Jr. , 19, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated robbery and receiving stolen property in that accident.

Cleveland Police say that Burns is in University Hospitals with injuries from the accident.

On Sunday, police said that about 11:25 p.m. Saturday, a then-unidentified male driver of a stolen 2005 Chrysler was northbound on on Lee Road well in excess of the 25 mph speed limit.

He drove through the red light at the Cloverside Avenue intersection and struck a 2011 Dodge being driven by a woman, 49, that was exiting from the westbound lane of the Lee Harvard Plaza Shopping Center across from Cloverside Avenue, making a left/southbound turn onto Lee Road.

Police say the force of the impact redirected the 2011 Chrysler in a northwesterly direction, causing the 2011 Chrysler to operate off the west side of the roadway and strike the building at 4070 Lee Road.

The woman driver sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The Associated Press reported that the woman was leaving the 30th class reunion party for Jane Addams Business Career Center.

The Associated Press via cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2czOtYp) the woman who was killed was identified as Shirley Duncan-Barnes, of Maple Heights, and she was pronounced dead on Lee Road near Cloversdale Drive just after midnight Saturday.


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