A Cleves man now faces charges in a deadly hit-skip incident in Whitewater Township on Wednesday. 40 year old Edward Krimmer of Cleves faces charges for the death of 54 year old Arnold Turner.
Hamilton County Sheriff's officials say Krimmer went to Cleves police this morning and told them he was aware officers were looking for a black truck similar to the one he owns.
Krimmer is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident and tampering with evidence. Both charges are felonies. Sheriff deputies have taken the truck into evidence and Krimmer is at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Local 12's story on the crash from Wednesday
A close knit group of workers wake up to find one their coworkers was killed overnight. A hardworking family man... that's how friends describe 54 year-old Arnold Turner. The longtime employee with Kissel Brothers amusement company was found dead along State Route 128 in Whitewater Township this morning. It is clear he was hit by a car that kept going.
But as Local 12's Deborah Dixon tells us, the driver left behind enough evidence to tell investigators what color and likely what kind of car he or she was driving.
This is where Arnold Turner was going to be today, helping set up for the Harvest Home Festival in Cheviot. He worked for Kissel Brothers entertainment company for 20 years.
Little Troy Kissel, Kissel Brothers: "Very good worker, close friend, very family oriented job, took pride in the job."
Family, that's what Kissel Brothers is all about. Little Troy's great grandfather started in the company in 1932. Arnold Turner is from Detroit, but to the Kissel's he was like family. Little Troy brought in this picture of his son to show Arnold today.
"I know he's got a couple of grandkids, nephew doing good in football, he was talking about how good he was doing in football."
This is the 911 call made by a Department of Transportation worker who found Arnold Turner's body on 128. He was likely hit between four and seven this morning. no one knows where he was walking from. Turner was walking north on 128 when he was struck. He was headed toward this office where Kissel Brothers employees stay.
Near his broken body, sheriffs investigators found pieces of black paint with blue and red pinstriping. It could be a late 1990's or newer Dodge Ram pickup. Someone might notice the pickup truck now has a broken grill from the impact of hitting Arnold Turner, the man being remembered as a hard worker who loved his family.