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Man fatally struck after trying to cross four lanes of I-90 in Cleveland

A man was fatally struck while trying to retrive a wheel from his car on I-90 eastbound on Monday afternoon.
Credit: WKYC

CLEVELAND — A man was fatally struck on I-90 East in Cleveland on Monday afternoon.

The incident took place eastbound on I-90 between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eddy Road. Cleveland Emergency Medical Services says that it responded to I-90 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where the man was declared dead upon arrival.

The man has since been identified as 35-year-old Larry V Burkett-Uher of Cleveland.

Police say Burkett-Uher was waiting to cross I-90 eastbound near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to pick a wheel that came off of his car. A 2006 Hyundai Azera that was driven by a 62-year-old man was traveling eastbound on I-90 and struck Burkett-Uher as he was crossing all four lanes of the highway. The driver of the Hyundai was transported by EMS to MetroHealth for treatment. 

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I-90 eastbound at E. 72nd St. was closed for more than an hour by the Cleveland Division of Police. All lanes were reopened at approxiately 4:15 p.m.

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