State troopers need help identifying the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a Medway man on a Clark County road Tuesday night.
Lawrence Mason, 45, was struck by a vehicle on North Tecumseh Road, just north of National Road in Bethel Twp., about 7:45 p.m, said Sgt. Merrill Thompson with the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Mason was standing on the side of the road when the crash happened, he said. Mason was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital and died Wednesday evening.
The vehicle involved fled the scene, Thompson said. It’s believed to be a gray or pewter SUV or minivan, he said, that would be missing a side-view mirror. Troopers also believe the vehicle is fairly new, he said, because there is a turn signal on the mirror recovered at the crash.
“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.”
Neighbors near the crash said drivers speed down North Tecumseh Road often.
“It’s a straight stretch,” Bobbi Landis said. “People don’t pay attention. They come down here and they just think it goes on forever.”
Landis has lived in the area for more than 40 years, she said, and the street doesn’t have any sidewalks or a shoulder in several spots.
“It’s scary because we’ve got grand kids now we’ve got to worry about,” she said. “We have to make sure we’re off the road because they don’t care. They just tear down.”
The area where this crash occurred isn’t a hot spot for crashes in Clark County, Merrill said.
“We don’t have a large amount of calls there,” he said. “We do go out and try to enforce the speed.”
Anyone with information on the crash can call troopers at the Springfield Post at 937-323-9781.