October 20, 2014

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Brunswick man killed in crash on I-71

BROOK PARK — A Brunswick man died Monday night following a crash on Interstate 71 near Snow Road.

Robert W. Skalos, 52, was northbound in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes and passing other traffic, according to Brook Park police. The rear of his pickup hit the front of another northbound vehicle, causing Skalos to lose control of his truck, which struck a guardrail and rolled down the grassy area between the I-71 northbound entrance ramp and Snow Road at 5:38 p.m., police said.

Skalos was transported to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries, police said.

The accident remains under investigation.

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