Whitehall police are continuing to press for the witness to a fatal crash Feb. 21 to come forward.

Police on March 5 said surveillance video confirms that a witness driving directly behind the vehicle that struck and killed 57-year-old Phillippe Schlagetter saw the accident.

“It is clear from the footage that the witness saw the accident and even stopped in front of the body,” Whitehall Deputy Chief Dan Kelso said.

Police said Schlagetter was in a crosswalk on Shady Lane Road when the driver of what is believed to be a red SUV, traveling westbound on East Main Street, turned south onto Shady Lane Road, struck Schlagetter and fled from the scene without stopping.

The accident occurred at 10:14 p.m. Feb. 21.

“This individual has a legal obligation to come forward to police and report (what was seen). … Not only do they have a legal obligation, but they have a moral obligation” Kelso said.

Anyone who might have been in the area at the time or have information about the driver is asked to call Whitehall police at 614-237-6333.