Chagrin Falls | Memorial service Saturday for boy killed by car

CHAGRIN FALLS -- A memorial for Eli Sachar, 8, keeps growing the corner of Washington and North Franklin streets downtown.

Police say that the official report regarding the fatal accident is still being finished. The Valley Enforcement Group's Accident Investigation Unit was on the scene and is still finalizing its report.

At Monday night's Village Council meeting, Mayor Tom Brick announced that a public memorial service for Eli Sachar will be held in Triangle Park at noon Saturday. All are welcome to attend.

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Sachar, his parents and two other children were crossing in the crosswalk on Franklin just after noon Saturday afternoon when a driver, a Chagrin Falls woman, 62, plowed into them. The pedestrians, from Arlington, Virginia, were all taken to Hillcrest Hospital where Eli died.

The mother, who was carrying Eli's baby brother Wes, was also struck and ended up under the hood of the car. While she sustained minor injuries, baby Wes was unharmed.

The driver was taken to Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. She has been released from Ahuja but police say the charges against her are pending.

Police say that the parents and the two other children have all been released from the hospital and the family has returned home to Arlington.


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