Vehicle Allegedly Involved in Wooster Twp. Hit-Skip Found

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ORRVILLE, Ohio — The driver accused of forcing another vehicle off the road, resulting in a fatal crash, then leaving the scene of the accident has been identified.

According to the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the vehicle allegedly involved was found at the driver’s home in Orrville.

The truck had fresh damage to the front bumper and headlight area.

It was taken to Highway Patrol Headquarters in Massillon for processing.

The driver, whose name was not released, will be interviewed after retaining legal counsel.

Brian E. Smith, 35, of Killbuck, Ohio, was the victim of the crash.

He was headed east on US Route 30 near the exit ramp to US Route 250 in Wooster Twp. on Wednesday around 6:45 a.m.

Troopers said he was forced off the road when the other vehicle made a sudden lane change.

Smith’s vehicle hit a median and a light pole, and although he was wearing a seat belt, he died from his injuries.