One dead after being hit by vehicle in Obetz

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OBETZ, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Obetz Friday night.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the pedestrian was hit at approximately 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of Alum Creek Road and Williams Road.

The sheriff’s office said a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Kevin Hopewell, 33, of Columbus, was traveling north on Alum Creek Drive south of Williams Road.

The victim, identified as Gilberto Garza, 64, of Columbus, was crossing Alum Creek Drive outside of the marked crosswalk when he was struck by the Suburban, the sheriff’s office said.

Garza was taken to Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 8 p.m.

The vehicle remained at the scene of the accident, the sheriff’s office said. The driver was not injured.

There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

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