Update in Fatal Hit Skip of 14 Year Old Girl:
The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a fatal hit skip which occurred on Monday, May 25, 2015 at approximately 12:55 am at Carnegie Avenue and East 40th Street. The victim in this case is a 14 year old black female, Chelsea A. Hill, who was a pedestrian at the time of the incident.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was struck by an unknown vehicle, she was transported from the scene by EMS to MetroHealth Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. It is unknown if there were any witnesses to the accident.
Based on video evidence, accident investigators believe the suspect vehicle from this hit skip is a well-maintained, 2000 or newer, dark colored, higher end auto with noticeable damage to the right front area of the auto, specifically to the headlight and fog lamp assembly. Investigators collected arts debris with serial numbers visible and are working on narrowing a make and model. As updates become available, they will be forwarded.
Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to contact Accident Investigators at 216-623-5290. Anonymous information can also be provided via Crimestoppers.