Hit-and-run suspect charged in connection to Clermont County crash that injured bike-riding boy

Posted at 6:26 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 18:27:15-04

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A man surrendered to Clermont County authorities Thursday after fleeing the scene of a Tuesday night hit-and-run that left a boy with "serious injuries," according to court documents.

Frank Lucas, 30, now faces a felony charge of failure to stop after striking the boy. He will appear before a judge Friday.

Lt. R.M. Hayslip said the crash happened around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday as the boy rode his bike down Branch Hill-Guinea Pike near Paxton-Guinea Road. After Lucas fled the scene, a medical helicopter transported the victim to Children's Hospital, according to Hayslip.

Milford Exempted School District officials confirmed Wednesday morning the boy injured in the collision was a student there.

"We are incredibly saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the victim and his family," district spokeswoman Meg Krsacok said.