Columbus Police Search for Driver in Fatal Hit-Skip
Columbus police have identified the woman who was struck and killed along Morse Road as 54-year-old Pamela Beckman.
She was attempting to walk across Morse Road, just west of Hamilton when she was struck by two vehicles.
Due to the extent of her injuries, it took investigators several days to positively identify her. One of the victim’s brothers, Jeff Henning, received the news on Tuesday. “It's been hard to get my head around, it's been hard to get my head around it in the last 24 hours,” Henning said.
Police said Beckman was crossing Morse Road when she was struck by a vehicle traveling east.
The crash threw her into the westbound lane where she was hit a second time.
Police said the driver who first hit her never stopped. They are looking for a dark colored Ford pickup, possibly a 2013 or 2014 model.
They said it will have front-end damage, including a broken driver's side headlight.
Henning says the details are still too much to bear. “I love my sister and I just unimaginable the fact someone hit her and went on is incomprehensible to me,” Henning said.
Columbus police say Beckman is the city's 10th traffic related death this year.