Jackson Township Police look for hit and run driver who left 23-year-old woman for dead

40-year-old Mario Donald Lerario is a person of interest in investigation

Jackson Township Police look for hit and run driver who left 23-year-old woman for dead

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Jackson Township police are looking for a man they call a person of interest in an accident that left a 23-year-old woman dead on Saturday night.

Police identified the woman as Abigail Vanest of Canton.

The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene of the crash before officers arrived, according to a police statement.

Police are now looking for 40-year-old Mario Donald Lerario of 5800 block of Carlew Street, NW, North Canton.

They said he is a person of interest in this investigation.

The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. near Woodlawn Avenue and Woodlawn Circle, NW, police said.

Call the Jackson Township Police Detective Bureau at 330-830-6264 or Jackson Township Police Department 330-833-1553 with tips.

Abigail’s friends and family are preparing to lay her to rest. If you’d like to contribute to her funeral fund, please click here.

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