Yorkville man jumped from moving vehicle
TILTONSVILLE — Possible charges are pending in a case involving a Yorkville man jumping from a moving vehicle in Tiltonsville on March 5.
Police initially believed, based on witnesses at the scene, that a juvenile was struck by a car on Mound Street in the village. However, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper T.L. Koontz said after further investigation it was discovered the 18-year-old from Yorkville jumped from the 2006 Chrysler 300.
He received minor injuries including a head injury and was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. He was released later that day.
He said the driver and other passenger fled the scene because they were scared, but later turned themselves into police in Martins Ferry. OSP checked out the driver’s vehicle and there were no visible marks on the car to indicate a person had been struck by it.
“There was an altercation in the vehicle. … The fight was in regard to a drug deal,” Koontz said, adding the person who jumped did so willingly and not pushed out. The alleged drug involved was marijuana.
He noted the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to decide whether anyone involved in the incident would be charged with a crime.