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Fatal Injury Traffic Crash Investigation

On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at approximately 2240 hours, the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to 4406 Colerain Avenue to investigate a fatal injury traffic crash.

Mr. Marquis Colbert, M/39, a pedestrian was crossing the street, West on Colerain Avenue.  The driver of an unknown vehicle was travelling North on Colerain Avenue.  Mr. Colbert crossed the street in front of the unknown vehicle and was struck. The striking vehicle fled the scene.

The striking vehicle is described as a black or dark colored sedan, possibly a Ford, with tinted windows missing its driver side mirror.  The vehicle may have front end damage from the collision.

Mr. Colbert was struck a second time while lying in the street by a silver 2007 Nissan Altima being operated by a F/15.

Mr. Colbert was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center by Cincinnati Fire Personnel, while being treated succumbed to his injuries.

Mr. Colbert was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Excessive speed and impairment are unknown at this time.

The Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation and any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513.352.2514.

F-74          OH #195018158

Authority:     Lieutenant Brian C. Norris, Traffic Unit Commander 

            By:        Sergeant Jason S. Mummert, Traffic Unit Supe