Ohio State Highway Patrol locates suspect in fatal I-80 hit skip
A suspect has been identified in a hit skip accident that took the life of a Masury man on Interstate 80 Wednesday.
In a press release, the Ohio State Highway Patrol identified their suspect as 37-year-old Chris Beeghley of North Collins, New York.
Troopers believe Beeghley was behind the wheel of the 2016 Volvo VNL commercial tractor trailer that hit and killed 28-year-old Tyler Estep in Hubbard Township.
Estep's vehicle was pulled over along the side of I-80 near the Lewis-Siefert Road overpass. Troopers believe Estep was standing outside his vehicle filling it with gas when the tractor trailer struck him.
It was around 7 a.m. when a passerby spotted a shoe on the road, before noticing Estep laying nearby. He was deceased when authorities arrived on scene.
Beeghley was located "through leads developed from evidence on scene and public assistance," according to OSP.
OSP is continuing its investigation and says any potential charges against Beeghley will be filed once it concludes. Anyone who might have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Ohio State Patrol's Warren Post at 330-898-2311.