Investigators Get Break In Hit-Skip Case

Investigators say they have a suspect in the hit-skip accident that killed a DeSales High School teacher.(Photo: .)
Investigators say they have a suspect in the hit-skip accident that killed a DeSales High School teacher.(Photo: .)

Investigators looking into a hit-skip accident that killed a Central Ohio high school teacher say they have a break in the case.

Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators say they have a suspect in the hit-skip bike accident that killed long-time DeSales High School teacher and coach Bob Lennon.

Lieutenant Anne Ralston speaks for the Highway Patrol.

“It’s a female suspect; however, we have not arrested her. No charges have been filed at this point. We’re working very closely with the prosecutor’s office there in Delaware County,” Ralston said. ““We got two big pieces to the puzzle we think, [Thursday] night, with being able to identify the vehicle. And also we have a suspect. But the investigation is going to move forward, and when we get it to a point where we present it to the prosecutor at that point in time it will be considered for charges.”

Ralston said a family member of the suspect notified authorities about a grey car with severe damage matching police description. The car was taken from a residence on Miller-Paul Road. Lennon was struck from behind and killed on the same road in southeastern Delaware County Sunday.

Comments
  • Phil Bickel

    I smell a rat in this case. I remember when a Columbus cop was killed in a hit skip at Red White and Boom, I was there when it happened. The perp was connected. He was a relative of a Hilliard Cop or politician. He didn’t go to jail. This looks like the same thing happening again. She left the scene and in addition to either being drunk, unlicensed, or just careless, she may have contributed to his death by abandoning him. It was depraved.