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Pedestrian Struck in Fatal Crash in Pickaway County

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CIRCLEVILLE – The Circleville Post handled a fatal crash involving a pedestrian being struck on SR-104 in Pickaway County on July 27, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m.

On July 27, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Christopher L. Scott, 28 of Ashville, was traveling southbound on SR-104 near Durrett Road in 2005 Silver Nissan Xterra when he lost control of his vehicle, went off the right side of the roadway, back across the roadway, off the left side of the roadway, and overturned.  Mr. Scott was able to exit his vehicle after the crash and then attempted to cross SR-104 when he was struck by a northbound 2010 Blue Chevy HHR driven by Timothy N. Heer, 22 of Ashville.  

Mr. Heer was placed under arrest for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence, and was not injured as a result of the crash.  Tyler E. Hoffman, 21 of Ashville, who was a passenger in Mr. Heer’s vehicle was not injured as a result of the crash as well.  Mr. Scott was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pickaway County Coroner.

Update: I was contacted by Mr. Heer and Mr. Hoffman about the OVI charges.  They claimed the charges were not true.  Today I contacted Ohio State Highway Patrol about charges, he said that Mr. Heer was charged with OVI, and they were waiting on the results of a urine test currently.  He also said everything was under investigation pending results of the tests.  He also said there could be more charges pending.  Mr. Heer has a court appearance at Circleville Court at 8:30 on Friday August 3.  We will update with the results of court.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to seek a safe place to wait for first responders when involved in a traffic crash. 

15 COMMENTS

  1. Irresponsible journalism. The 22 year old was released to go home. Obviously he was not drunk. Complete your research before you make someone appear guilty.

    • I have updated this story to reflect the drivers claim. This was the report the police department gave me. I am waiting to find out about the charges/intoxication now, then i will redact it from the story.

  2. By now you know your report was incorrect. It’s time to recant or widely publish an apology, regardless of whom you received your “information” from. Your incorrect reporting has placed a burden on a young man who already is suffering from the trauma of what happened.

    • As of the Circleville Municipal Court they are awaiting a a lawyer to set a date, and the charges of OVI and possible other charges are still pending. Do you have any legal information that contradicts that? If you do please send me a copy at Jeremy@Sciotopost.com thank you

  3. I have a copy of the police report he was under the influence and failed the field sobriety test. There was weed in the car. The car and both Tim and Tyler smelled like weed. Any time you do a sobriety test they release you to and adult which was Tyler. Tim was charged with OMVI. It ALL PUBLIC RECORD!!!!

  4. And if I’m not mistaken Tyler has to turn himself in for OMVI and do 6 months for hitting 4 cars on campus. This is why it’s important not to drive under the influence. This time they killed someone!

    • As of the Circleville Municipal Court today, they are awaiting a a lawyer to set a date, and the charges of OVI and possible other charges are still pending.

    • Not yet Lyna I planned on checking on Monday. I check every week on Monday for court stuff. When I called this week it seemed like they were just getting stuff together.

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