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Cleveland firefighter struck by vehicle on I-90 east; suspect in custody

Police were looking for the suspect who was driving a white 2004 or 2005 Chevy Malibu with front-end damage and a missing bumper.

CLEVELAND — UPDATE: On Sunday, a Cleveland man was taken into custody in connection to the hit-and-run. Full story: Cleveland man arrested after veteran firefighter dies in hit-and-run on I-90 East

A Cleveland firefighter is in the hospital tonight after he was struck by a vehicle on I-90 east while responding to a separate crash.

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The incident took place at approximately 8:15 p.m. when Cleveland firefighters responded to the scene of the crash. 

A vehicle had flipped on the left side of the highway near the median and the firefighter was part of the responding crew. 

During the response, the firefighter was struck by a vehicle. According to Cleveland EMS, the firefighter was alive during the transport to University Hospitals, but later passed away. 

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Sources tell 3News that the firefighter is a 50-year-old male who has been with the department for over 25 years.

The suspect's vehicle is described a white 2004 or 2005 Chevy Malibu with front end damage and a missing bumper. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to please call 911.

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