Man dies after fight, hit-skip crash; police searching for suspect vehicle

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Investigators are hopeful new tips will lead to solving a hit-skip death outside of a north Columbus night club.

Columbus police were called out to the Spain Nightclub, at 6143 Busch Boulevard just east of Worthington, at about 2:30am on April 10. Witnesses told police a person has been struck by a vehicle after a fight.

Police and medics found Dimas Lemus seriously injured as a result of the crash. He was rushed to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition and was diagnosed with a severe brain injury. About two weeks later, he died as a result of his injuries.

Witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as a late-90s-to-early-2000s model silver Honda Civic. The vehicle fled the scene after striking the victim. No description of a possible suspect has been released.

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 www.stopcrime.org to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH.

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