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Driver in University Heights fatal crash charged with 2 counts of aggravated vehicular homicide

Khaleel Johnson's bond was set at $200,000.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — The driver of a vehicle in a University Heights crash that killed two over the weekend has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, according to police.

University Heights officers responded to a call of a vehicle crash at approximately 4:27 p.m. on Saturday. When they arrived to the scene, two vehicles were engulfed in flames with one on top of the other.

Khaleel Johnson, 19, of South Euclid was officially charged Wednesday after University Heights police determined that he was the driver of one of the two vehicles in the crash

The victims have since been identified as 20-year-old Marlon Emory, of South Euclid, and 57-year-old John Nelson, of Akron.

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Minutes prior to the incident, Ring doorbell camera video from neighborhood resident Scott Petty showed a gray sedan speeding along Cedar with police sirens briefly heard in the background (watch below beginning at the 27-second mark). A crash is then heard, followed by first responders rushing to the area.

Johnson was transported to the Solon jail following his arrest. He appeared in front of a Shaker Heights Municipal Court on Wednesday and chose to waive a preliminary hearing. Further proceedings in his case will now be handed over to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Grand Jury.

Johnson's bond was set at $200,000.

Police say that following a search warrant, one of the vehicles involved in the crash, a 2017 Dodge Charger, was found to have been stolen on May 25, from Classic Hyundai in Mentor. 

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