Pedestrian Killed In Hit And Run In Morrow County

  • 1/23/2019 12:06:49 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MORROW COUNTY, OH - The Mount Gilead Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

The fatal crash occurred on January 23, 2019, at approximately 5:36 A.M. on SR 61 just north of IR 71, in Bennington Township, Morrow County. Amanda E. Cumpton, age 34, of Columbus, Ohio, was walking south on the southbound side of SR 61 with her teenage son when she was struck by a southbound vehicle. The driver of the vehicle left the scene and was not identified.

While her son remained uninjured, Ms. Cumpton was transported by Morrow County EMS to Morrow County Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

At this time the only information on the hit-skip vehicle is a dark-colored SUV or pick-up truck, possibly a Chevrolet. The vehicle will be missing the passenger side mirror and damage to the passenger side front fender. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and Morrow County EMS.

The crash remains under investigation and as further leads are developed on the hit-skip vehicle they will be released. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to please contact the Mount Gilead Highway Patrol Post at (740)363-1392 or Trooper Chad Lyons at (614)706-8091.

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