Mount Gilead Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal hit and run crash


Staff report



The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 11:48 p.m. on June 2 in Morris Township.

The collision occured at the intersection of Upper Frederictown Road and Beckley Road.

Jordan Pauley, 20, of Mount Vernon was operating a 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster traveling northbound on Upper Fredericktown Road. The driver of 2015 white GMC Sierra failed to yield to a stop sign on Beckley Road, stricking Pauley at the intersection.

The driver of the GMC Sierra then fled the scene. Pauley was transported to Knox Community Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Law enforcement officials are looking for the driver of the GMC Sierra.

Alcohol or drug usage is not known at this time, but Pauley was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Knox County Sherriff’s Office and Mount Vernon Fire/EMS assisted OSHP on the scene.

Staff report