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Hunt Continues For Man Suspected In Triple Fatal Pike County Crash

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WAVERLY, Ohio -

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is searching for a man thought to be behind the wheel in a crash that killed a 19-year-old, a 35-year-old, and the woman's unborn child.

According to the patrol, Paul Riggs Jr. was spotted leaving the scene of the fatal crash on River Road in Waverly Monday night.

Riggs was last seen fleeing the scene of a crash that killed Tina L. Ogier, 35, her unborn child, and passenger Mary Jane E. Cooper, 19, all of Beaver, Ohio, according to troopers.

A 14-year-old boy was injured in the crash. He is currently listed in fair condition at Nationwide Children's Hospital, according to hospital administrators.

Ogier was traveling westbound on River Road in a 1998 Plymouth Breeze when a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveling eastbound on River Road traveled left of center and struck her vehicle head-on. Troopers say Riggs was driving the Monte Carlo and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

"We're going to keep working the area, keep working the area until we find him," Sgt. Heath Ward with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Officials said Riggs has a warrant on three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count of aggravated vehicular assault.

Those who investigate and were first responders said it was one of those scenes you never want to see.

"It does hurt, affects us. We are all human beings. We try to protect the community and keep it safe, but it breaks your heart," Ward said.

Teams are working the area in Pike County, they are looking for tips to find Riggs, and get answers.

"Following all the leads, it's good to have the office of investigative services, and good to have our intelligence unit," Ward said.

If you have any knowledge of where Paul Riggs Jr. might be you can call #677 on your phone, or call 911.

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