Pedestrian killed by vehicle on I-270 early Saturday

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it’s investigating a fatal pedestrian traffic crash that occurred early Saturday on I-270 East.

According to Sheriff Dallas Baldwin, the crash occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m. on I-270 East of I-71, located in Jackson Township.

Police say Stephanie Fairbanks, 37, was driving in the fast lane when she struck a pedestrian, 18-year old Stephen Bowmen Jr., who appeared to be walking on the roadway.

The police report says that Bowmen was pronounced dead on the scene and there was no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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