Pedestrian killed in early morning hit-and-run in Morrow County


    FILE - Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser. (WSYX/WTTE)

    A person is dead after a hit-and-run in Mount Gilead early Wednesday morning.

    The crash happened on SR-61, north of I-71 around 5:30 a.m.

    The Ohio State highway Patrol said 34-year-old Amanda E. Cumpton was walking south on SR-61 when she was hit and killed. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and was not identified.

    Cumpton was rushed to Morrow County Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her teenage son was with her at the time and he was unharmed.

    The only description troopers provided was that the vehicle was a dark-colored SUV or pick-up truck, possibly a Chevy. The vehicle would have damage to the passenger side mirror and passenger side front fender.

    Anyone with information should contact Mount Gilead Highway Patrol Post at (740) 363-1392 or Trooper Chad Lyons at (614) 706-8091.

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