Today at approximately 7:53 a.m., First District zone cars responded to 17407 Lorain Avenue for a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival on scene officers located the unresponsive victim lying in the roadway. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and conveyed the victim to Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounce dead on arrival. Due to the fatality the Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit was notified and investigating.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim W/F/80 was walking with a walker in street (on the side of the roadway) at 17407 Lorain Avenue attempted to cross in the crosswalk and was struck by a black van that was operating eastbound on Lorain Avenue. After hitting the victim the operator of the black van did not stop and continued eastbound on Lorain Avenue.
Due to hitting the victim the van has damage to front end.
Suspect vehicle: Black van, nothing further
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5295. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).