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Reward Offered For Information In Hit And Run

As reported by Kevin Landers

Ryan Hewitt will be released from the hospital tomorrow nearly a month after he was hit by a truck. Crimestoppers along with American Electric Power are offering a 7-thousand dollar reward for information that can lead detectives to the arrest of the driver who hit Hewitt and never stopped.

Hewitt was struck by a hit and run driver along state route 104 just north of the State Route 316 intersection. His truck broke down and he was walking back to an auto repair shop when disaster struck.

"I think that driver needs to understand that he's absolutley changed the life of a beautiful kid," Hewitts step-mother Lori said.

The hit and run driver slammed into Hewitt causing serious brain injury and fractured his face.

"Inside these envelopes are flyers like this detailing the crime," Lori Hewitt said. "They'll be sent to every business in Ross County and Pickaway County in a 50 mile radius of the hit and run accident."

Police are looking for a red Ford truck they believe struck Hewitt. Based on evidence from the scene they believe it's either an F-150, 250 or 350. It should have damage to the right front side or fender.

The flyers are also going to body shops in the area in case the driver tries to repair the truck.