UPDATE @ 3:48 p.m. (Sept. 9): Charges will eventually be filed following a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash early this week that killed a Medway man, troopers said.
The severity of the charges will be determined after the ongoing investigation is completed.
UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m. (Sept. 8): Troopers have recovered an SUV that struck and killed a Medway man this week.
People in the vehicle at the time of the crash came forward and the vehicle has been seized as evidence, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. No arrests have been made, and the crash remains under investigation.
News the vehicle was found came the same night a crowd gathered for a vigil to remember the victim, 45-year-old Lawrence L. Mason, at the crash site on North Tecumseh Road about one-tenth of a mile north of U.S. 40.
Dozens of mourners lit candles and left flowers and stuffed animals at a pole near the crash site in honor of Mason, who died at a hospital.
“He always made me feel really loved and cherished, and obviously, he made everyone else feel that way, too,” said his daughter, Jordyn Mason. “The support that I’ve had from everyone has filled my heart and I’ve never been so grateful.”
UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Sept. 7): The state patrol is looking for a 2014 or 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited, gray or pewter in color, as the vehicle in Tuesday evening’s Clark County hit-and-run in Bethel Twp. that has become a homicide.
The patrol has no information about the vehicle’s license tag, Sgt. Richard Dixon, with the Springfield Post, said Wednesday evening.
Lawrence Mason, 45, of Medway, was standing at the side of North Tecumseh Road, just north of National Road, when he was struck.
Mason, taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, died about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. There will be an autopsy, a coroner’s investigator said.
Sgt. Merrill Thompson, also with the Springfield Post, said the vehicle in question would be missing a side-view mirror because investigators recovered a mirror with turn signal at the scene.
“This vehicle may travel this road every day,” he said. “The people who live in the area or surrounding areas, they’ll be able to help us out greatly.”
If you see the vehicle or one you think fits the description of the one the state patrol is looking for, you are asked to call the Springfield Post at 937-323-9781.
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