Marine killed in Ohio hit-and-run - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Marine killed in Ohio hit-and-run

Posted: Updated:

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - Police in western Ohio say a U.S. Marine was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a car that didn't stop.

Police are seeking the car that hit 34-four-year-old Monica Plank of Stafford, Va. She was struck while walking just after midnight Sunday, after leaving a restaurant in Bellefontaine, northwest of Columbus.

The Bellefontaine Examiner reports that Plank, a Marine gunnery sergeant, died hours later at a Columbus hospital.

Police said Plank was walking north in the outside northbound lane of traffic because of snow- and ice-covered sidewalks. Her husband, Chris Plank, a native of the area who is also a U.S. Marine sergeant, was about 100 to 200 feet behind her.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:23:38 GMT
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.More >>
    Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat.
    More >>
  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:12:58 GMT
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.More >>
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning.
    More >>
  • University of Toledo forms water task force

    University of Toledo forms water task force

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:26:31 GMT
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.More >>
    A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms