Cleveland PD: Man dies after crash into tree early Friday morning

Cleveland Police say a 26-year-old man died after crashing into a tree early Friday morning. (Image: WTVC)

Cleveland Police confirm a 26-year-old man died after the truck he was driving crashed into a tree early Friday morning.

Police spokeswoman Sergeant Evie West says it happened around 2 a.m. on Blythe Ferry Road near the intersection at Stephens Road.

According to Sgt. West, Matthew Mielke was headed east on Blythe Ferry Road, driving a black Chevrolet Silverado near Stephens Road when he lost control of the truck.

West says the truck slid down an embankment and hit a tree.

EMS pronounced Mielke dead at the scene.

It's unclear at this time what caused the crash.

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