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Wanted: Police search for driver who fled scene after striking elderly woman in Canton

Authorities say the driver fled the scene after striking an 84-year-old woman on 12th Street NW.
Credit: Canton Police Department

CANTON, Ohio — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who struck an 84-year-old woman in Canton earlier this week and fled the scene

It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on 12th Street NW at Louisiana Avenue.

“The victim was attempting to cross 12th street when she was struck by what investigators believe to be a dark-colored Ford Explorer, possibly a 2001 to 2004 model,” authorities said Friday morning in a press release.

After police initially said the woman had died from her injuries, they have since corrected that information to say the woman is in "very critical condition."

Police have released images of the vehicle in hopes somebody may have some information. Police say it will likely have damage to the front passenger-side headlight lens.

Anybody with information is asked to contact authorities at 330-649-5800. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

No additional details were immediately available.

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