Jeep driver wanted after Ohio officer killed in hit-and-run crash

MENTOR, Ohio (KTRK) -- An officer died early Sunday morning in an hit-and-run crash, and police are searching for the driver.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. during a traffic stop.

The officer was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Police are searching for a dark-colored, late-model Jeep Wrangler with damage to its right front and possibly right side.

Anyone with information about the crash or the whereabouts of this Jeep should contact the Mentor Police Department.
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