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Cuyahoga Falls police offering reward as search continues for driver responsible for 2020 fatal hit and run incident

On February 2, 2020, Robert Persinger was fatally struck by a fleeing vehicle. Police are offering a 'significant reward' for information.
Credit: Cuyahoga Falls Police Department/Facebook

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — One year after 61-year-old Robert Persinger was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Cuyahoga Falls, police are asking for anyone with information to please come forward. 

In a video posted on the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department's Facebook page, Captain Chris Norfolk laid out the details of the case and said a 'significant reward' is available for information that will help lead to a successful arrest and indictment of the person(s) involved.

On February 2, 2020, Persinger went out for a walk when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene. The incident happened at 2nd Street and Grant Avenue around noon. Persinger was taken to Summa Health System-Akron Campus, where he was later pronounced dead. 

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"Police are continuing to seek information to bring resolution to the case and closure to the Persinger family," Norfolk added in the video.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Cuyahoga Falls Crime Fighter Tip Line at 330-971-8477. Tips can be left anonymously.

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