Suspect Named in Fatal Athens Hit-And-Run Now Missing

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ATHENS — A Summit County man has been indicted on charges related to the June hit-and-run that killed an Athens County man in mid-June.

John W. Rohr, 37, of Clinton, Ohio, was indicted by the September term of the Athens County Grand Jury Monday on felony charges of second degree aggravated vehicular homicide, third degree aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of third degree failure to stop after an accident. He was also indicted on a first degree misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle under the influence.

“Rohr is accused of striking a pedestrian in the area of Carpenter and High Streets in Athens, Ohio, and immediately fleeing the scene.  The injuries sustained by the victim ultimately led to his death,” Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said.

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Tad Albano (Ohio University Photography)

Tad T. Albano, 47, of Albany, Ohio was struck at around 2:30 a.m. on June 23 in Athens by a pickup truck as he was lying in the roadway after reportedly suffering from a seizure.

Albano was initially transported by Athens County EMS to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, and then later to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he died from his injuries.

A warrant for Rohr’s arrest has been filed in his case.  Anyone with information as to Rohr’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office at 740-593-6633.

This case was investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.