The Canton Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-skip crash in Stark County that claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened on State Route 43 near Priscilla Street in Sandy Township shortly after 1 a.m.
Troopers say an unknown vehicle struck Mary A Russel, 71, of Waynesburg, as she was walking along the edge of the roadway before fleeing the scene.
The woman, who was lying in the roadway, was then struck by a second vehicle.
Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. The second driver was not injured.
Authorities are searching for the hit-skip driver, but the make and model of the vehicle is unknown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation.