Reward supplied for info on deadly Columbus East Facet hit-skip


Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash award for information leading to the arrest and / or indictment of a driver who killed a pedestrian on the East Side earlier this month.

Stephanie L. McComas, 50, was crossing East 5th Avenue on Rarig Avenue on the East Side at 7:49 p.m. on Jan. 2 when she was hit by a vehicle heading east, Columbus police said. The driver then fled further east, police said.

McComas was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the vehicle will have obvious front-end damage.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or submit their tip at Tips can also be submitted using the free P3 Tips mobile application.

All Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous and a special coding system protects the caller’s identity.

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