ASHLAND -- A 27-year-old Ashland man was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a hit/skip accident that killed a Nova woman 24 hours earlier.
According to an update from the Ashland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, "Troopers and officers from the Ashland Police Department, with the assistance of a tip from the public, located the vehicle involved in the fatal crash" at 9:43 p.m.
A silver 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was located at an address in the City of Ashland matching the description of the vehicle involved in the crash, the patrol said.
"The owner of the Silverado, Christopher T. McAndrew, 27 of Ashland, Ohio, was taken into custody without incident. He is currently incarcerated at the Ashland County Jail. The State Highway Patrol would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case which led to the quick apprehension of the suspect," troopers said.
Jennifer Lynne Boreman, 40, died Tuesday evening when struck by a vehicle while she and two juveniles were walking a dog along Troy Township Road 1031.
According to patrol, the accident occurred at 9:16 p.m.
Troopers said Boreman was walking her dog with two juveniles when she was struck by a southbound passing vehicle that then fled the accident scene.
The dog and one of the juveniles were also struck. Boreman was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog also died, troopers said.
The injured juvenile was transported to Rainbow Babies and Children in Cleveland. The uninjured juvenile was transported to University Hospital Ashland for evaluation and released, the patrol said.
The vehicle is possibly a pick-up truck and will have damage to one of the front headlights and grille area, troopers said Wednesday morning, asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Ruggles–Troy Fire and EMS and the Ashland County Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation, troopers said.