LPD seeking information on hit-and-run

LIMA — The Lima Police Department is seeking information regarding a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred at the intersection of North and Baxter streets in Lima on Monday evening.

Police found the body of John Reigle, 71, lying in the roadway around 10 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe Reigle was struck by a semi-truck that fled the area westbound on state Route 81, according to a press release about the incident. Police are seeking additional information and surveillance footage from businesses along North Street, Jameson Avenue and Jackson Street.

Police believe the truck, which was described as a black tractor and white trailer with writing on the back and side, passed through the area between 10 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Steve Stechschulte at 419-221-5181.


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