ID released of man who died after Fairfield Twp. Canal Road incident

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Credit: Michael D. Pitman

Police interviewing witnesses and getting conflicting statements

A 42-year-old man died after an incident Saturday on Canal Road in Fairfield Twp., according to the Butler County Coroner’s office and police.

David Snider, of Canal Road, died because of multiple traumatic injuries, and the manner of death is pending further investigation, according to the coroner’s office.

Fairfield Twp. Police were called to the 3700 block of Canal Road early Saturday morning on reports of two people injured in the roadway. Snider was one of those two who had been struck by a pickup truck that fled the scene following an altercation, according to police. He was taken to Kettering Health Hamilton, where he was pronounced dead.

“The victims were familiar with the occupants in the pickup truck and were able to provide information to officers,” Fairfield Twp. police stated.

The occupants of the truck, both male, met officers at another location and said there had been a dispute among several people at a home on Canal Road, near where the two were found injured.

The males in the truck said they were trying to get away after being threatened with a gun, police said. Snider and a female in the roadway were injured as the truck was fleeing the area. The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Capt. Doug Lanier said detectives are still interviewing witnesses and are getting conflicting statements. The incident remains under investigation.

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