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Suspect arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run crash in downtown Cincinnati

Cincinnati police were at the scene of a fatal hit and run downtown.
Cincinnati police were at the scene of a fatal hit and run downtown.(WAFF)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 8:16 AM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2022 at 1:38 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in downtown Cincinnati Saturday night.

Police say that Shalom Jones, 36, turned himself in Sunday morning after fleeing from a crash on E. 5th Street.

According to a preliminary investigation by police, Jones was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu with a passenger, Yahdea Brown, when his vehicle hit a 2008 Dodge Avenger driven by 24-year-old Deanshe Kelley.

Police say Jones fled the scene of the crash.

Brown was taken to UC Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries.

Kelley was taken to UC Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

A juvenile passenger in Kelley’s vehicle was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, officers said.

Excessive speed does not seem to be a factor in the crash. Impairment is yet to be determined, police said.

Officers say that Kelley and Brown were not wearing seatbelts.

Jones is facing charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident, according to police.

Witnesses to the crash should contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.

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