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WQMX Radio Personality Killed in Wrong Way Crash


Daniel “Foz” Fazio, a local DJ and WQMX radio personality, was killed in a head-on vehicle collision early Saturday morning, according to Warrensville Hts. police.

Fazio, 47, was killed at 2:48 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle collided with one being driven by Luis Caban-Medina, a resident of the Cleveland area, said Warrensville Hts. Police Chief Wesley Haynes.

His friends and family were heartbroken about the unexpected death..

“Foz was a huge personality. He had a big smile, and whenever he was here, he filled the room before he even opened his mouth. He was just a great guy all around,” said Sarah Kay, WQMX program director and morning show host. “We were all just shocked, completely shocked. And we’re completely sad; it’s just shocking.”

Dan’s an amazing person. He was an amazing human being. He would give the shirt off of his back to anybody who needed it,” said Kristy Helbig-Runt, a friend of Fazio’s for the last 12 years. “Anyone that came in contact with Dan, met Dan, instantly loved him. He was the life of the party. His smile could light up a whole room.”

In addition to working part-time at WQMX, Fazio also worked as a DJ for Digital City Underground and the former 92.3 Xtreme radio, according to friends and supporters who set up a GoFundMe for the Fazio family.

“He was really involved in the local music scene for Cleveland, and I think all of the Cleveland bands considered him a brother,” Helbig-Runt said. “He did a lot of footwork. He tried to get their music played on the radio.”

The Twinsburg resident was to celebrate his 18th anniversary with his wife the day after the fatal crash.

You can donate to the GoFundMe here, which will help his wife with the funeral and other essential expenses.

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