State Patrol Seeks Public Assistance in Locating Vehicle and Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol released the following information following a hit-and-run accident on Aug. 22, 2022, that killed Colin Vinh Pho, a Kent State student. Please review this information and contact police if you have any information that can help locate the driver of the vehicle.

 

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2022

Contact: Lieutenant S. Louive (330) 297-1441

 

Patrol seeks public assistance in locating vehicle and driver involved in fatal crash in Franklin Township

RAVENNA – The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-skip crash that occurred on County Road 148 (Summit Road) at state Route 261 in Franklin Township, Portage County.

On August 22, at approximately 9:32 p.m., an electric scooter was traveling east on CR 148 when it was struck from the rear by another vehicle that was also traveling eastbound. The unknown vehicle continued east on CR 148 and fled the scene.

The operator of the electric scooter was identified as Colin Vinh Pho, 22, Kent. Vinh Pho sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to University Hospital Portage Medical Center by the Kent Fire Department. He was then life-flighted to University Hospital Main Campus in Cleveland where he was later pronounced deceased.

CR 148 remained closed in both directions for approximately two and a half hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene.

The Kent Fire Department, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Kent Police Department, and Kent State University Police Department assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

The hit-skip vehicle is possibly a white, silver, or light-colored 2006-2010 model Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, or Chrysler 300 that is missing its driver’s side mirror. The vehicle may have damage to the left front area as well as its windshield. The Patrol is requesting anyone with information related to this crash to contact the Ravenna Highway Patrol Post at (330) 297-1441.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 11:23am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 11:28am