Suspect sought in Copley Township hit-skip

Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 07, 2016

Authorities are searching for the suspect who allegedly struck a pedestrian and fled in Copley Township on Sunday, the Canton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

According to the OSHP, authorities responded to the area of Collier Road, south of Copley Road, for a report of a car versus pedestrian crash at around 3:19 a.m.

Authorities said a black Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Collier Road when the driver struck -- and seriously injured -- the 44-year-old male pedestrian. 

The suspect driver did not stop and fled the scene. 

The victim was taken to Akron General Medical Center with serious injuries. He is currently in serious condition. 

Authorities told's Bob Jones they planned to revisit the scene of the crash Monday to check for any nearby surveillance cameras, which may have captured the incident and suspect. 

The suspect's vehicle is expected to have damage to its right front headlight, right front fender and right front fog light areas. Damage from the hit-skip and pieces from the suspect's car that fell off after the crash indicate the car could be a 2011 to 2013 Toyota Corolla. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the suspect and/or suspect vehicle to contact the OSHP at 330-433-6200.