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Suspect indicted in fatal crash involving pedestrian trying to retrieve family dog

Amanda Borer, 35, was killed in Seneca County when she was struck on Ohio 53. The driver fled after striking the woman. Carrie Conner was located and arrested.
Credit: WTOL

SENECA COUNTY, Ohio — The Seneca County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect, indicted on felony charges for a hit-and-run incident that resulted in a pedestrian being killed in November.

The crash occurred on Ohio 53 near milepost 15, in Seneca County's Pleasant Township around 8:30 p.m. on November 16.

Amanda G. Borer, 35, entered Ohio 53 from the west, in pursuit of a family dog, according to the patrol. Carrie M. Conner, 33, was traveling north on Ohio 53.

Conner struck Borer in the northbound lane of SR 53. After striking Borer, Conner fled the scene in an unknown direction, the patrol said. 

Conner’s vehicle, a 2015 Honda Civic, was recovered the next day at a residence in Seneca County. Damage and debris located at the scene matched the vehicle that was recovered, according to the Highway Patrol.

Borer suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office by the Seneca County Coroner’s Office.

Conner fled the scene and her whereabouts were unknown until the investigation was completed. 

The case went before a Seneca County grand jury, where Conner was indicted on felony charges of failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence.

A warrant was issued for her arrest. Deputies from the Seneca County Sheriff's Office located and arrested Conner on March 5, according to a media release.

Conner is in the Seneca County Jail pending arraignment.

The family's dog had not been located within the day after the incident occurred.

Assisting agencies at the scene included The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Old Fort Fire Department, North Central EMS, The Seneca County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transpiration (ODOT).