DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. announced the indictment of 40-year-old Jason Aaron Cartwright, of Dayton, for causing the death of Tasha Watkins, 36, in an April hit-and-run.
Cartwright rear-ended Watkins on April 5, sending her vehicle across the centerline of the roadway into a head-on collision with another vehicle. The force of the first crash sent Cartwright into a utility pole.
He fled the scene of the crash and was caught on surveillance video being picked up by another vehicle. Watkins was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries but died shortly after.
At the time of the crash, Cartwright did not have a valid driver’s license and he had six current license suspensions.
The Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted him on:
- One count of vehicular homicide
- Three counts of failure to stop after accident.
A warrant has been issued for Cartwright’s arrest.