Police find vehicle in New Year’s hit-and-run that kills pedestrian

Woman struck, killed by hit-and-run driver early New Year’s Day.

A Dayton woman walking in the street early New Year’s Day was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The pedestrian was identified as 53-year-old Runonya Gail Chambers, according to a Dayton Police Department crash report filed Monday. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed they received her body and that family had been notified of her death.

Chambers was walking east just before 2:50 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of East Third Street when she was struck by a vehicle headed east on East Third Street at an unknown speed, the report stated.

Detectives on Monday found the suspect vehicle but are working to determine who was driving when the victim was struck, Dayton police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call detective Jerry Humston at 937-333-1359 or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

Chambers was one of 10 people killed statewide in crashes over the New Year’s holiday.

Four fatalities were the result of not wearing a seat belt, three were OVI-related and four others also involved pedestrians between midnight Thursday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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