Liberty Township man charged in deadly hit-and-run traffic accident

Photo provided by Butler County Sheriff's Office.
Photo provided by Butler County Sheriff's Office.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Liberty Township man is facing multiple charges in connection to a woman found dead in the road early Saturday morning in Butler County.

Thomas Recker, Jr., 55, was charged with OVI, leaving the scene and aggravated vehicular homicide.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Rebekah Jo Shaw, 41, was found at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the 5700 block of Cincinnati-Dayton Road lying just off the side of the roadway.

Shaw received significant injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones said Recker is the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, which was believed to be involved in the incident.

Recker is being held at the Butler County Jail.

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