WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say they have located the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-skip crash in Warren and have a person of interest in the case.
Highway Patrol said that a Warren police officer was working on an unrelated case in Liberty, when he discovered the Toyota Camry at a trailer park. He called Highway Patrol, who confirmed it was the vehicle involved.
Charges have not been filed at this time.
Saturday, 61-year-old Paul Rose was struck while attempting to cross US 422 at Rogers Avenue. Investigators say the vehicle that struck Rose was traveling eastbound on US 422 and left the area after the accident.
Rose was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital and later flown to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown, where he died.
Mahoning County Coroner Dr. Joseph Ohr said Rose suffered blunt force trauma to his head and chest, as well as a devastating injury to his leg. The death has been ruled accidental, but that could change if investigators determine that he was intentionally struck by the driver.
Those with information on the crash have been asked to contact the Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at (330) 898-2311. The phone lines are in operation 24 hours a day.