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Trial begins in 2015 hit-skip that killed runner

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Thomas Stidhum  (Hamilton County Justice Center) Thomas Stidhum (Hamilton County Justice Center)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man accused of hitting and killing a participant in the 7 Hills Run/Walk in 2015. 

Thomas Stidhum, 24, is accused of crashing into 57-year-old Catherine Chatfield before fleeing the scene in December 2015. He faces multiple charges including aggravated vehicular homicide.

Chatfield, 57, died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center shortly after a 2005 Chrysler 300 jumped the curb and hit her on the sidewalk on Dorchester Avenue near Reading Road.

According to investigators, the suspect took off his license plates and took off running.

Stidhum was involved in a separate crash that happened one month prior.

Police say Stidhum was clocked by Springfield Township Officer going more than 95 miles an hour on State Route 126 before exiting at Hamilton Avenue in November 2015. He was unable to make the turn onto Hamilton Avenue and crashed into a stopped car and fled the scene on food.

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