2 killed in Cleveland after man drives wrong way on freeway

The accident occurred on Interstate 71 around 2:30 a.m. west of downtown Cleveland.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Police say two people have been killed after a man drove the wrong way on a Cleveland interstate and struck another vehicle head on.

The accident occurred on Interstate 71 around 2:30 a.m. west of downtown Cleveland. Police say a 22-year-old man identified as Kenneth Urbanek of Lakewood entered the southbound lanes of I-71 and collided with an SUV driven by 33-year-old Lakesha Brown of Cleveland.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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