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Pedestrian struck, killed in Canton hit-and-run crash; police searching for suspect

A semi-truck involved in the incident did not stop at the scene.
Credit: WKYC-TV
Canton Police cruiser

CANTON, Ohio — Canton police are searching for the driver of a semi-truck that struck and killed a pedestrian early Friday morning.

Authorities were called to the intersection of 32nd Street Northeast and Kuemerle Avenue Northeast for a report of an accident in which a pedestrian was fatally hit by a truck around 1:09 a.m. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

The Canton Metro Crash Team responded and is investigating. No additional details about the vehicle involved are known at this time.

Police are asking anyone with information to immediately call them at (330) 438-4485. Anonymous tips can also be sent through Tips411. Anyone interested in signing up for Tip411 can do so at cantonohio.gov/police.

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