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Canton: Troopers may have suspect vehicle in hit-skip

12:03 PM, Jul 20, 2012   |    comments
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Highway Patrol troopers received an anonymous tip call Wednesday regarding the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-skip accident that killed Anthony Weakland, 16, on Tuesday.

Troopers said Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators followed up on the call which "led to the recovery of a suspect vehicle from a home in Portage County."

Troopers said there has not been a confirmed identity of the driver of the suspect vehicle at the time of the accident.

Related story: Summit County: Troopers seek hit-skip driver who killed teen

Troopers are investigating the death of Weakland about 9 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a car that drove off.

According to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office, Weakland, of Springfield Township, was walking eastbound on Albrecht Avenue, just a mile from his house, when he was struck by a vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to troopers, Weakland, who was walking with a friend, was struck from behind.

Troopers found additional clues at the scene Wednesday, like small pieces of glass and pieces of windshield wipers.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol Canton Post at (330) 433-6200.


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