Driver flees scene of fatal crash, leaving critical evidence behind

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman is dead after being struck by a car in Niles.

It happened at the intersection of Federal and N. Main Street around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with Niles and Weathersfield Township police, responded to the scene.

Reports say a gray Honda Accord traveling south on N. Main Street hit 31-year-old pedestrian Diana M. St Julian. The man then drove away from the scene but left a sideview mirror behind.

This gave police an idea of what kind of Accord they were looking for.

Weathersfield Township police officers were able to locate the car in the McKinley Heights area.

First responders took the victim to Trumbull Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Reports say 44-year-old James Markley of Southington, who was driving the Accord, was not injured.

Markley was arrested by OSP and taken to Trumbull County Jail Monday morning with a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.

He is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

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