Columbus Pedestrian Killed Struck By Another Hit and Run Driver

Columbus fatal car accident

Columbus fatal car accident

Another Columbus pedestrian was injured fatally when she was struck by a hit and run automobile driver. On Sunday, july 21, Jen French of Fox28 reported that 32 year old Beth Shapiro was hit by a car while crossing the street, apparently in a cross walk. Witnesses related that she was walking with 5 other friends when she was struck.

Ms Shapiro was rushed to Ohio State University medical center where she was pronounced dead by the Franklin County coroner. It was reported that the car sped from the scene, dragging the victim. Some reported that the headlights of the car were not on.

The pedestrian car collision occured about 12:40 am at the corner of Neil and Collins Avenues in Columbus, Franklin county Ohio. Investigators were not releasing any further detail, but were asking people with knowledge to call 614-645-4760 the Columbus police department.



More Details Available Invetigation Focuses on Car

Although not mentioned in the text of the story there was an on the scene video from Fox28 with Jen French reporting form the accident site. Video of a grey car with front end damage was shown briefly. The Colmbus police are apparently focusing on that vehicle as the one that struch Ms Shapiro. The were tipped to this information.

Please Call The Columbus Police If You Have Information on This Hit and Run Fatal Car Crash

Columbus police department 614-645-4760


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The Columbus Dispatch reported Brian M. Gease, 25, was driving a Toyota Corolla through the intersection of Neil and Collins avenues about 12:40 a.m. when the car struck Beth D. Shapiro, according to a police complaint. Gease then drove away, police said. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Franklin County municipal Court.



The question I have is why was he not charged with vehiclar homicide.