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NEW UPDATE: Driver turns himself in after hit/skip crash involving bicyclists, victims identified

A driver who was involved in a hit/skip crash that sent two bicyclists to the hospital Wednesday morning turned himself in to authorities later that afternoon, deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report.

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First responders from Rushcreek and Bokescreek EMS tend to Penny Stout, one of two people struck about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday by a newer model, silver vehicle while riding bicycles on State Route 47 east of Benjamin Logan Schools. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Nathaniel R. Gregg, 33, of 7666 E. State Route 47, Bellefontaine, came to the sheriff’s office about 4 p.m. and reported that he had been involved in a crash on S.R. 47 earlier that day.

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He was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and was lodged in the Logan County Jail. His car, a silver 2011 Toyota, also was seized by deputies.

Relating to the crash, deputies report Steven L. Stout, 61, and his wife, Penny, 58, of rural Bellefontaine, were operating westbound bicycles on S.R. 47 near Township Road 126, just east of Benjamin Logan Schools, about 10:50 a.m. They were struck from behind by a westbound vehicle.

The vehicle then fled the scene.

Mr. Stout was transported by Bokescreek squad to Mary Rutan Hospital, and Mrs. Stout was transported by Rushcreek squad to MRH. Both bicyclists sustained incapacitating injuries.

Sheriff Andrew J. Smith reports that his office is working with officials from the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office on the case, including obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle and regarding the recommendation of charges for the defendant.

Once the search warrant is obtained, deputies will collect evidence and send it to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for review.

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