CLEVELAND — A teenage boy died in Cleveland on Wednesday morning after a police chase that reached 100 miles per hour ended in a fatal crash.
According to East Cleveland Police, officers observed a 2019 Kia Optima traveling south on Noble Road recklessly without the headlights on at 4:06 a.m. on Wednesday. After officers approached the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated, leading officers on a pursuit throughout the city.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as 17-year-old Dorien Gough from South Euclid.
After coming to a stop at 1035 Helmsdale Road, multiple passengers exited the vehicle, but the driver remained and continued to flee into the city of Cleveland on St. Clair Ave., with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour.
The driver then appeared to lose control of the vehicle, crossing over a double yellow line, and striking a curb and telephone pole. The Kia also struck a parking meter shortly after.
The driver was killed as a result of the crash. Please stick with 3News for the latest on this developing story.
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