Driver arrested in hit and run that killed Marine

Bellefontaine, OHIO (WDTN)

Bellefontaine Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run that killed a Marine this past weekend.

Police said Gunnery Sergeant Monica Plank, 34, of Stafford, Va. was walking with her husband in the 900 block of South Main Street early Sunday morning when she was hit by a car.

The driver took off. Saturday, Holly Fowler, 26, was arrested and charged with failing to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence. She was booked into the Logan County Jail.

Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley said the investigation led them to a local bowling alley, where they interviewed Fowler and asked to see her vehicle. We’re told the car had damage believed to be consistent with the deadly accident. Chief Standley said Fowler later admitted she struck Plank.

Detectives have requested the assistance of Ohio BCI to process the car for more evidence.

Plank’s funeral was held Saturday morning in West Liberty. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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