Stories tagged with: Hit and Run

January 9, 2012 - 11:05pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

State Route 40 was shut down Monday night after a semi truck driver brought down power lines.

It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of US 40 and Sonora Road.

According to Deputy Darrin Bohn with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, witnesses say the driver of the semi collided with the lines while attempting to turn around. The semi driver fled the scene. Deputy Bohn says they will be using surveillance video from nearby businesses...

April 15, 2011 - 10:27pm
3 years 1 day ago

An accident Friday evening sent authorities on the search for the vehicles' driver.

It happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the 100-block of Mead Street.

According to Sgt. Chris Phipps with the Zanesville Police Department, a Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading north on Mead at a high rate of speed when it hit a power pole. The crash brought the pole and power lines down on the Jeep. It also caused a transformer on a neighboring street to catch fire.

The ZPD and the...

November 17, 2010 - 7:54pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

A man is injured after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Green Street and Wheeling Avenue.

Patrolman Shane Starkey of the Zanesville Police Department reports that at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a red pick-up truck was traveling northbound through the intersection and struck a grey pick-up truck traveling eastbound.

He said the driver of the red pick-up truck fled the scene traveling eastbound and was unable to be identified.

The driver of the...

October 4, 2010 - 12:41pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward  for information on a hit and run last month in Heath.

The Heath Police Department reports that around 8:30 p.m. On September 26th a boy on a bicycle was hit by a pick up truck at the intersection of Putnam and Custer.

The boy suffered minor injuries.

Police say the driver of the truck reportedly asked the boy if he was okay and then left the scene.

July 19, 2010 - 6:32pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

A Crooksville family is still looking for answers about what happened to 18-year-old David Savage Junior. The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reports that a vehicle struck Savage, who was walking along State Route 93, and continued driving without stopping.

David escaped death once. He was struck by lightning out in his backyard last summer. He was taken by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for serious burns but survived.

"I thought he was dead the...

July 14, 2010 - 5:30pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

This morning's tragic hit and run accident in Columbus is raising awareness about the issue of construction zone safety.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has created several new programs to help keep motorists and workers safe.

David Rose, ODOT's Public Information Officer said, "well for ODOT as everyone knows, safety is our top priority, and always has been, especially this year, this year represents the states largest program in it's history, we're currently...

July 14, 2010 - 2:10pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

A Zanesville construction worker is dead after an early morning hit and run accident on I-70 in Columbus.

25 year old Eric Kirkbride was part of a road repaving crew for Shelly and Sands when he was struck by an SUV around 1:30 Wednesday morning.

Now, the devastated family wants answers.

"Along with the grief, we're just really upset, because we want this person caught, because he was a fun loving young man that had a family, and he didn't deserve this. His family didn...

July 14, 2010 - 7:21am
3 years 38 weeks ago

A hit and run accident kills a 25-year-old Zanesville man.

Columbus Police report that Eric Kirkbride was hit  and killed while working construction on Interstate 70 in Columbus near Route 33 around 1:30a.m Wednesday.

Columbus Police now say they have located and impounded an SUV thought to have been involved in the fatal accident. 

The driver kept heading west and has a busted headlight, mirror and fender damage.

Columbus police had I-70 Westbound...

May 4, 2010 - 5:49am
3 years 49 weeks ago

Zanesville pollice are searching for a driver who hit a light pole and fled around 3 Tuesday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Schaum Avenue and Owens Street. Police say someone hit a utility pole and took off. Just minutes later police did find the vehicle on Cliffwood Avenue. ZPD took the car to an impound lot and are still searching for the driver at this time.

December 12, 2009 - 5:44pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

A hit and run accident downtown this afternoon closed the intersection of 6th and Main Street for about a half hour.

The accident happened around 3:00 PM. The Zanesville Police Department says they are unsure how the accident occured, but they are looking for the driver of the pick-up truck who fled the scene. The female driver of the Honda Civic was taken to Good Samaritian Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Katie Jeffries


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