(Bath Township – 8-26-20) On August 25, 2020, at approximately 11:04 P.M., deputies with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a male and female arguing on Dixie Highway just north of State Route 81. Upon their arrival, Chance L. Edwards (18) of Lima was found lying in the roadway.

Deputies reported the crash to the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 11:14 P.M. A witness on scene stated that the couple was arguing when. Edwards walked into the roadway and was struck by a south bound vehicle. The vehicle that struck Edwards left the scene. Edwards was pronounced dead on scene by Allen County Coroner’s Investigator Aaron Cunningham.

Assisting troopers on scene were the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Bath Township EMS and the Allen County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation as troopers follow up with potential leads of the vehicle involved. Anyone with any information regarding the vehicle possibly involved is asked to contact the Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.