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Driver due in court in Cleveland officer's hit-and-run death

  • This undated photo provided by the city of Cleveland's Division of Police shows Patrolman David Fahey, who authorities say was struck and killed Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by a hit-and-run driver as Fahey placed road flares near two auto accidents on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Israel Alvarez was arrested later that day in Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland, and a police spokeswoman said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that Alvarez was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip.  (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the city of Cleveland's Division of Police shows Patrolman David Fahey, who authorities say was struck and killed Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by a hit-and-run driver as Fahey placed road flares near two auto accidents on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Israel Alvarez was arrested later that day in Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland, and a police spokeswoman said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that Alvarez was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 photo shows Cleveland police officers taking Israel Alvarez into custody in Lorain, Ohio. Alvarez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip in the death Tuesday morning of 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

    This Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 photo shows Cleveland police officers taking Israel Alvarez into custody in Lorain, Ohio. Alvarez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip in the death Tuesday morning of 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The driver accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a Cleveland patrolman on an interstate is set to appear in court.

Forty-four-year-old Israel Alvarez, of Lorain, was scheduled for arraignment Thursday morning on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and failing to stop after a fatal accident. Court records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

Police say 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey was struck Tuesday while setting down flares to close lanes of Interstate 90 after an accident.

Authorities allege Alvarez was driving over 60 mph and disregarded emergency vehicles that were parked along the road with their lights flashing. He was arrested in Lorain later Tuesday.

A viewing for Fahey is scheduled Friday at a North Olmsted funeral home. A funeral Mass is planned Saturday at a Cleveland church.