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Marine Killed in Hit and Run

BELLEFONTAINE -- Police are asking for your help to track down a hit and run suspect who ran over a U.S. Marine.  Gunnery Sgt. Monica Plank and her husband were in Bellefontaine visiting relatives this weekend, when she was killed.

Bellefontaine police say Monica Plank, 34, was walking along South Main St. when she was struck and killed by a car.  The driver sped off.  Police say she was on the street because the sidewalks are covered in snow and ice.

Plank was a wife, a marine, and a mother.  She  was struck and killed near Michael's Pizza just after midnight Saturday.
 
"It's terrible, it's unfortunate.  This weather doesn't help," said Bellefontaine resident, Paul Anderson.

"Very tragic.  We are really searching for this vehicle. hoping that someone comes forward.  Someone knows something," said Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley

Police say Monica and her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Chris Plank were at Route 68 Grill in Bellefontaine with some friends Saturday.  But for some reason the couple had a disagreement, and Monica decided to walk back to the hotel room.

Police say Chris paid their tab and then ran after her.  He was about 100 feet behind her, when Monica was hit.  The driver didn't stop and police say her husband didn't get a good look at the vehicle.

"The individual is probably scared.  We understand that.  But we have to speak to this person to fill in this gap.  We don't know what they saw and what they didn't see," said Standley.

Police were out at the accident scene Monday, searching for any additional clues that could lead them to the driver.  They say the suspect vehicle may have damage to the right front or side.

Right now police do not have a good description of the suspect vehicle.  If you have any information, call 937-599-1010.

 
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