Pedestrian struck, killed while walking on sidewalk in northeast Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say a man walking on a sidewalk was killed when he was struck by a car in northeast Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 10:13 p.m., Thursday, a 31-year-old man was driving a 2014 Chrysler 300 eastbound on E. 5th Avenue, near Bassett Avenue, when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk.  

The vehicle then struck Michael Womack, 47, of Columbus, who was walking on the sidewalk, before hitting a utility pole.  

Womack was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The driver of the Chrysler was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. 

Police continue to investigate the crash.  

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