Fatal hit and run in Kent

KENT, Ohio -- A Rootstown man has died after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Kent.

According to police, Richard Schoepe, 37, was hit in the area of North Water Street and Columbus Street about 10 a.m. and sustained severe injuries.

He was taken to Akron City Hospital by Kent fire, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Jason Grom a forensic investigator with the Summit County Coroner's office reports the cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma.

Police say the driver left the scene but was later located outside of the city of Kent.

No charges have been filed.

A GoFundMe page set up for Schoepe's family described him as "a beautiful father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend."

Due to a horrible tragedy of losing a beautiful father, husband, son, brother, uncle & friend, Rick Schoepe, we as family and friends will be raising money for the wonderful Schoepe family. Please feel free to donate any amount or even spread the word. Every little bit helps for his family. Rick and his wife Farrah Schoepe have been together for 12 years. They also have a girl and boy named Kyale & Spencer Schoepe who are 11 year old twins.

(Mobile users: http://www.gofundme.com/br3r10)

According to online records and a long-time friend, Schoepe lived in Rootstown, but grew up in Kent.


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