OSP hunts hit-and-run driver — The Ohio State Patrol wants your help to track down the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon. Scioto County Daily News contacted the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Patrol just before 6 pm looking for information on the case. Just after 8 pm, Sgt. J.D. Baisden responded to us with details about the search for the driver.
According to the Ohio State Patrol, it all went down just before 5:30 pm Wednesday in the 7000 block of Miller’s Run-Fallen Timbers Road. Troopers answered a call for a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. Officers headed to the scene and immediately began an investigation. According to their report, a pickup truck hit a man standing outside a vehicle near his home. The pickup driver fled the scene. An ambulance transported the seriously injured man to the hospital. He later died from his injuries.
Now, the Ohio State Patrol needs your help to find the driver involved in the accident. Witnesses describe the vehicle as an older, small-bodied pickup truck. OSP says the vehicle is dark in color. If you have any information, call the Ohio State Patrol at 740-354-2888. Witnesses can remain anonymous.
Drivers Must Stop
Ohio’s Vehicle code requires any driver involved in an accident where there is damage or injury to immediately stop at or near the scene of the accident. If there are injuries, the driver is required to call 911. Additionally, drivers must provide information including:
- Their name
- vehicle registration information
- driver’s license information
They must provide the information to everyone involved in the accident. If you hit a parked car, you must leave a note at the scene with your name, address, registration, and driver’s license information.
Even if the accident happens on private property, drivers are still obligated to contact the local police and provide their contact information and details about the accident.