Police Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

The accident happened in a rural area near Waverly in Pike County.(Photo: Google Maps)
The accident happened in a rural area near Waverly in Pike County.(Photo: Google Maps)

State Highway Patrol troopers are looking for the driver of a car who fled a southern Ohio crash that left two people dead and a 14-year-old boy injured.

The patrol said the two-vehicle crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Monday in Pike County, about 65 miles south of Columbus. Two adults and the teen were in a Plymouth Breeze that was hit by a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, whose driver then fled on foot.

The two people in the Breeze were dead at the scene. The boy was in stable condition at a Columbus hospital early Tuesday.

The Breeze caught fire after the crash, and a trooper suffered burns as he tried to get the occupants out.

Search dogs were brought in to try to track down the other driver. No names have been released.

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