Monday, June 5, 2023


Just after 12:30 Tuesday morning Cleveland Police Department received a call for a major accident. The caller was not familiar and was not sure where he was but with enough of an area description dispatchers were able to pin point it. The first units on the scene stated a Chrysler 300 had impacted the bridge pillar under US 59 and was entrapped and critically injured.

Cleveland Fire Department arrived on the scene and spent the next twenty minutes trying to cut Tracy Dwayne Pope of Shepherd out of the crumpled vehicle. When he was finally freed he was taken to a nearby ambulance in an attempt to stabilize him. PHI Air Medical arrived on the scene within minutes later. As the crew prepared to move Pope to the helicopter he went into traumatic arrest. CPR was started and he was transported to Cleveland Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to Cleveland Police the driver was southbound on South Washington and failed to negotiate the curve for yet an unknown reason. The vehicle slid sideways into the bridge support. Cleveland Police are still investigating.



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  1. hello redneckbay this is Tracy’s Sister just want to say thank u for stopping to call 911, u did what u could also thank u Cleveland Emergency team and the hospital and who all was involve in trying to do what u all could for My Brother in this terrible car accident. May God Bless and keep u all in his care thanks again from Tracy Dwayne Pope Family We Loved him with a great love but, God loved him more. Sister. Jamerey (Pope) Hamilton, Brother Larry Pope,Sister. Sharon Bennett And Mother Mary Williams and all our Family memebers

  2. thank you so much redneckbay..i am a longtime friend of this family and i’m greatly saddened by this accident that took the life of a great man, friend, father, son, and husband…Thank God you were there to get emergency response there as quickly as is just so sad that his life could not be saved..but God’s will has been done and we must go on and live with the memories we have of Mr Tracy D’Wayne Pope and remember the talks and laughs we shared back in the good ole days!! RIP TRACY!! Gone But Never Forgotten my friend!!

  3. I was the 911 caller, me and my co-worker were the first one’s on the scene. I seen this whole accident from my work and this was terrible. May you R.I.P. Tracy. Two thumbs up to the Cleveland Police Dept., DPS, and all first responders that worked this accident they were quick to get there and did the best they could.

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