Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Hit And Run


The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office filed charges against a man accused of leaving the scene of a deadly hit and run crash.
Thomas D. Nugent, 29, is accused of striking a four wheeler towing a lawn mower on Old Twenty One Road near State Route 541 on Saturday, April 13.

Deputies said Nugent left the scene.
A 14 year old riding on the lawn mower died at the scene. A 15 year old was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Their condition was not given.

Nugent is charged with two 3rd degree felonies. He is charged with tampering with evidence and failing to stop after an accident.

Deputies said they would present the case to a grand jury and more charges could be filed against Nugent.

Nugent was being held in the Guernsey County jail Tuesday night.

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