Coroner IDs woman killed in hit-and-run crash in Dayton; police seeking information from public

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.:

A woman is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Dayton early Saturday morning.

The crash happened in 500 block of Salem Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Dayton Police Department.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Claudette Turner, 40, of Dayton.

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Turner was in the parking lot of the BP gas station on Salem Ave. when the vehicle she arrived in began to leave, the spokesperson said.

Turner attempted to get into the moving vehicle and fell. The vehicle ran over her and fled the scene.

Dayton police are looking for a red, single-cab Chevrolet truck with a passenger door handle missing.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a white male, last seen wearing dark-colored pants, a white T-shirt, and a yellow baseball hat.

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to contact Detective Jordan at 937-333-1141 or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.