Person of interest located in hit-and-run

By: 
MIKE BURKHOLDER
Staff Writer

A person and vehicle of interest have been located in a hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old St. Marys girl two weeks ago.

Lt. Craig S. Cvetan, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, confirmed to The Evening Leader investigators have found a person of interest in the crash. In an email, Cvetan said investigators are processing evidence to determine if the vehicle was involved in the hit-and-run. Cvetan encouraged the public to report any information regarding the incident to the highway patrol.

Emily Rempe, 14, of St. Marys, was walking in the eastbound lane of County Road 33A on June 8 when she was hit by a pick-up truck in the 5000 block of County Road 33A, just west of Oakview. The pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on County Road 33A and did not stop following the crash. Rempe was transported to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.

After the hit-and-run, investigators said they were looking for a dark colored, full-sized pick-up truck with either a roll bar or smoke stacks in the back. Anyone with information should contact the highway patrol at 419-738-4324.

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