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Man dies after 2 pedestrians struck by vehicle in East Cleveland

'Alcohol and drug impairment are believed to be factors in the crash,' authorities said.
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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 69-year-old man is dead after he was one of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle in East Cleveland on Monday evening.

It was 7:59 p.m. when the incident happened at 12900 Superior Avenue as a 63-year-old Cleveland man, who was driving a 2002 Mercury Sable, “made a wide left turn in an attempt to pull into a parking lot,” according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The vehicle then went off the roadway and crashed through a fence before striking the two pedestrians.

Both pedestrians, who are each from East Cleveland, were taken to the hospital where one of them – identified as Eric Hill – later died. Authorities say the second pedestrian, who is 66 years old, sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The driver and his passenger were unharmed.

“Alcohol and drug impairment are believed to be factors in the crash,” authorities said.

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