Investigators: No leads on driver of deadly hit-and-run crash

Douglas Griffin

MADISON COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Nearly 15 months after a truck driver was struck and killed, investigators are still seeking information on the driver that troopers say fled the scene.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the death of Douglas Griffin, who was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound near West Jefferson.

Troopers said the crash at about 3:30am on March 3, 2015. Two Fed-Ex semi-trucks were pulled over on the right shoulder. One vehicle was disabled, and the other was on site to assist. Griffin and Michael West were outside of their trucks trying to hook up a trailer to one of the semi cabs.

Michael West
Michael West

That’s when troopers said another semi struck both men, killing Griffin and causing serious injury to West.

That truck continued down I-70 without stopping. Investigators do not have any solid leads to identify the suspect driver or vehicle and are asking the public for new information.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH.

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