On January 22, 2023, the Dayton Police were notified of a deceased male in the Salem Avenue and W. Hillcrest Avenue area.
The incident was later determined to have occurred in Harrison Township, and deputies took over the investigation. The victim was a 60-year-old male who was walking eastbound on W. Hillcrest Avenue when he was struck by a tan GM-style truck that fled the scene.
After reviewing local security footage, the registered owner of a truck with matching damage was identified and interviewed by detectives. The footage also confirmed the driver of the truck as Tajia T. Moore. On January 31, 2023, the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Moore for Failure to Stop After an Accident, a Felony of the 3rd Degree.
Moore was indicted on February 9, 2023. Thanks to the efforts of the reconstructionist and detectives, justice can be brought to the victim’s family.