UPDATE | OSHP seeks help in solving hit-and-run fatal accident


BOARDMAN – The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Canfield Post is investigating an accident in which a pedestrian died after being struck by a car on state Route 7 (Market Street) north of Western Reserve Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. today.

The victim, Joseph Brown, 33, of North Lima was lying in the roadway when he was struck by a 62-year-old Boardman woman. Evidence at the scene suggests Brown was struck by another vehicle before being struck by the Boardman woman, according to a patrol report. Troopers said the first vehicle left the scene.

The patrol's crash reconstruction unit and its Office of Criminal Investigations is assisting and interviewing witnesses.

If anyone witnessed a white male pedestrian walking in the area of Route 7 between McClurg and Western Reserve roads about 12:30 a.m. today, or who may have witnessed the accident, call the patrol's Canfield Post at 330-533-6866.

5:42 a.m.

According to our broadcast partner, WFMJ-TV 21, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a Beaver Township man on Market Street, just north of Western Reserve Road, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Troopers say the victim, 33-year-old Joseph Brown of Beaver Township, was struck by a car driven by a 62-year-old Boardman woman.

According to the patrol, evidence suggests that Joseph was struck by vehicle prior to being struck by the vehicle driven by the Boardman woman. Troopers say the first vehicle then fled the scene.

The patrol is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post at 330-533-6866.

This story will be updated. Check out Vindy.com for additional information or WFMJ-TV 21.

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