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Driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on Cleveland's east side

Multi-vehicle crash after chase on Cleveland's east side Multi-vehicle crash after chase on Cleveland's east side
Eldridge Colvin (Source: Cleveland Police) Eldridge Colvin (Source: Cleveland Police)

The 65-year-old man suspected of stealing a construction vehicle and causing a multi-vehicle crash has been charged.

Eldridge Colvin charged with aggravated vehicle assault and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, July 17.

Cleveland police say at 8:58 a.m. Monday, Colvin was driving a stolen 2010 Ford F-150 pickup recklessly, on Kinsman Avenue.  Police say he failed to stop for the red traffic light at East 79th Street and collided with a dump truck, that was going northbound on East 79th Street with the green light.

After hitting the Chevrolet truck, police say, Colvin lost control of the vehicle and struck a Chevrolet Cavalier that was stopped for the red light at East 79th Street. The force of the collision caused a chain reaction of collisions.

During the course of the collisions a large chunk of sandstone was ejected from the bed of the stolen Ford F-150 pickup and went through the passenger windshield of a jeep, striking the front seat passenger.

The suspect tried to run from the scene and police caught him a short time later.

The stolen vehicle was a work truck stolen from Independence Excavating.

Most of the victims were treated and released from the hospital, except a 15-year-old passenger in the jeep. She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for her injuries.

She's listed in good condition.

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