This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a fatal Hit/Skip traffic crash which took place in Columbus.
On Friday, December 19, 2014, at 9:24pm, a trooper from the Ohio Highway Patrol observed two people lying in the roadway of Alum Creek Drive near Memory Lane. Both people appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, but no vehicle was present and no one presented himself to the trooper. Both victims were transported to Grant Medical Center where one was treated for broken bones. The other victim, Mr. Willie Otis Tucker, 52 years of age, was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival at the hospital. No witness information has been obtained. Evidence recovered at the roadway indicates that possibly a 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota or Dodge Durango may have been involved.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 12 Noon. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.