Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal pedestrian crash on I-71


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car last night on Interstate 71, Ohio State Highway Patrol report.

State patrol were called to the scene at I-71 milepost 166 in Richland County at 11:57 p.m., along with other first responders.

According to investigators, a 22-year-old man was struck and killed while attempting to cross the road. A 54-year-old man was driving in the middle lane northbound when he hit the pedestrian. The two were found in a berm along the highway.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was not harmed.

The incident is now under investigation. Alcohol or drug usage is not known at this time.

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