Pedestrian killed in crash along Morse Road

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash in northeast Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, around 2:13 a.m., Thursday, Javier Melendez, 39, of Worthington was driving a 2007 Kia Sedona westbound on Morse Road, near Cleveland Avenue, when he struck Hassan Sharif Muhiddin, 36, of Columbus, who was walking outside the marked crosswalks.  

A witness told officers the Kia had a green light when it drove through the intersection but left the after the crash.  

Muhiddin was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Later, police located the Kia and Melendez in the area of Morse Road and Tamarack Boulevard, where he was arrested.  

Police continue to investigate the crash.  

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