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For Immediate Release:  February 17, 2017
Contact: Lieutenant Robert Ashenfelter (419) 784-1025

Update 1: Patrol Investigates Williams County Fatal Hit-Skip

DEFIANCE – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers located and seized a vehicle that was involved in a fatal traffic crash in the village of Edgerton.

Troopers identified and questioned a driver for potential involvement with the incident. Charges will be pending until the investigation is completed and presented to the Williams County Prosecutor.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol would like to thank the public in their assistance in this investigation. The Patrol would also like to thank the agencies at the scene of the crash: village of Edgerton Police Department, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Edgerton Fire and EMS, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Williams County Prosecutor’s Office.

On February 16, 2017 at approximately 6:40 a.m., the Defiance Post responded to reports of a person struck on U.S. Route 6, near County Road 4-50 in Williams County. When troopers arrived on scene they discovered the bicyclist was deceased.

The preliminary evaluation of evidence from the scene indicated the bicyclist was struck by an unknown motor vehicle that fled the scene. It was determined that damage could be contained to the front right of the suspected vehicle, to include the headlight assembly.


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