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More to death of off-duty Cleveland firefighter?

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Theodore J. Wright Jr. (Source: Cleveland Fire Department) Theodore J. Wright Jr. (Source: Cleveland Fire Department)
Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street, Cleveland Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street, Cleveland
Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street, Cleveland Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street, Cleveland

Multiple sources confirm that investigators are exploring whether an off-duty Cleveland firefighter who died in an overnight east side crash was also shot.

The accident happened at 3 a.m. Thursday on Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street.

Off-duty firefighter Theodore J. Wright Jr. lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and struck a utility pole. The vehicle then overturned.

Wright died at the accident scene.

Investigators are now waiting for the report from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.

Theodore J. Wright Jr. was an active member of the Cleveland Division of Fire. He served the citizens of the City of Cleveland for 32 years. He was last assigned to Station Number 43. Theodore J. Wright Jr. leaves to mourn his wife and three children.

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