Man Killed In Hit-And-Run

Compiled by Staff

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

According to a Wheeling Police Department report, Peter M. Young, 34, of Wheeling, died early today from injuries he suffered after being struck on the Washington Avenue ramp to Interstate 70 east.

Police said they received a call at about 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 that he believed it was a Ford pickup truck that struck him and than ran over him,

Wheeling 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 Ruby Memorial

Police are asking anyone who may know anything about the accident is asked to call the Wheeling Police Department at 304-234-3781.