Suspect Sought in Hit-and-Run

A Wheeling man died after being struck by a vehicle that left the scene on Washington Avenue early Tuesday night.

According to a police report, Peter M. Young, 34, of Wheeling died early Wednesday from injuries he suffered after being struck on the entrance ramp to Interstate 70 east.

Police said they received a call at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday from a passerby who found Young lying in the middle of the ramp.

Police arrived one minute later and said Young was coherent, although badly injured. He reportedly told officers he believed it was a Ford pickup truck that struck him and than ran over him.

Fire department paramedics transported Young to Ohio Valley Medical Center’s trauma center, where it was determined that he be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown for treatment. However, Young died en route to to Morgantown.

Police are asking anyone who may know anything about the accident to call the department at 304-234-3781.