Woman charged after pedestrian killed in Harrison Twp. crash

A woman is accused of leaving the scene of a crash last month after a Dayton man was found dead in a Harrison Twp. yard.

Tajia Tanita Moore, 42, of Dayton was charged Wednesday in Vandalia Municipal Court with one count of failure to stop after an accident.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

On the afternoon of Jan. 22, Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a deceased man found in a yard near the road in the 3500 block of West Hilcrest Avenue.

The pedestrian killed was identified as 60-year-old Ray Kennedy of Dayton by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

An investigation determined the pedestrian, later identified as Kennedy, was struck around 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21 by a tan 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck while he walking on the side of the road, according to the sheriff’s office.

Surveillance video in the area showed a pickup hit Kennedy from behind, according to an affidavit filed in Vandalia Municipal Court.

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The truck’s owner told investigators that Moore was the driver, according to court records.

As of Thursday afternoon, a defense attorney was not listed for Moore. We will contact her defense once they are listed.

Moore remains held on $50,000 bail in the Montgomery County Jail.

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