Springfield Police arrest, charge hit-and-run suspect

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — A 57-year-old man is dead after a hit-and-run in Springfield Monday.

According to the Springfield Police Department, the incident happened on East High Street at 10 a.m. when the man attempted to cross the road. A witness told police she stopped her vehicle to allow the man to cross, but a truck pulling a trailer passed her on the right. The trailer hit the man, causing serious injury, but the truck continued without stopping.

The victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center by CareFlight where he was pronounced dead due to the injuries he sustained.

Police managed to find surveillance footage which showed a white truck pulling lawncare equipment. Several officers began to scour the area for a truck that matched the description and managed to find it.

The 47-year-old woman driving told police she did intentionally pass the vehicle that stopped in the road to let the victim pass but had no idea she hit someone. She has been charged by police with:

  • Tampering with evidence
  • Aggravated vehicular homicide
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Felony hit-and-run
  • Improper passing on the right
  • Operating unsafe vehicle
  • Driving without a license

2 NEWS is choosing not to identify the suspect until she is formally charged. At this time, she is at Clark County jail while officers continue their investigation into the incident.

WDTN.com will update this story when more information is available.

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