Crash report identifies driver connected to fatal hit-skip scooter crash


An excerpt from the crash report shows the position of Colin Pho’s scooter and Timothy Michael Brind’s Dodge Charger at the time of the accident. See the full report below.

Chris Abreu, TV2 Reporter

A crash report (posted below) from the Ravenna Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol identifies the driver involved in the hit-and-run accident that killed 22-year-old Kent State student Colin Pho on Aug. 22. Pho was struck while traveling home from work at local Vietnamese restaurant, Pho King.

According to the report, Pho was riding his electric school eastbound in the right lane of Summit Street at the intersection of state Route 261 near Dix Stadium. Timothy Michael Brind Jr. of Atwater was driving a 2008 Dodge Charger in the left lane. Pho merged from the right lane to the left lane and was struck from behind by the car driven by Brind.

Brind’s driver-side mirror was found at the scene and the report states the car sustained minor damage to its left front area.

Brind fled the scene, the report stated, and Pho was taken to UH Portage Medical Center before being life-flighted to UH Cleveland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Colin Pho was a 22-year-old junior at Kent State studying computer science. (Courtesy of Jonathan Pho)

Police said they did not bring in Brind yet and that the incident is still an open investigation.

Brind did not respond to a reporter’s request for comment.

Pho, an Ashtabula native, attended Kent State’s campus there and earned his Associate of Science degree. He majored in computer science with a theatre minor.

The area where he was struck has no bike paths and no sidewalks. Pho’s father, Jonathan, said he hoped his son’s death will draw attention to its potential dangers.

“There has to be some way to prevent this from happening in the future,” he said. “Don’t wait to have an accident happen for them to make changes to that intersection when it could have been prevented earlier.”

Chris Abreu is a TV2 reporter. Contact him at [email protected].

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