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Woman arrested in case of Marine's hit-skip death


Bellefontaine police arrested a woman Saturday night in relation to the Feb.16 hit-and-run fatal crash that killed Marine Gunnery Sergeant Monica Plank.

26-year-old Holly Fowler of Urbana is in the Logan County Jail and faces felony failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence charges.

Bellefontaine Police were following leads at a local bowling alley, located four blocks from the crash scene, when they interviewed Fowler and examined her vehicle. The burgundy Chevy Malibu had evidence of damages consistent with the damages from the hit-skip scene, police said.

Fowler initially repeatedly denied any involvement in the fatal crash and denied knowing how the damages to her car occurred, but in a later interview at the Bellefontaine Police Department, she admitted responsibility for striking Plank on Feb. 16.

"We are relieved that we have been able to bring this case to some sort of closure for Mr. Plank and his family," said Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley

"Our investigators have worked tirelessly to bring this case to a close, and we are confident we have built a solid case," he added.

Fowler is expected to appear in court Monday morning.


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