Pedestrian killed in south Columbus hit-skip crash

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating a hit-skip crash that left a pedestrian dead.  

According to the Columbus Division of police, at about 11:28 a.m., Thursday, a black Chrysler 300 was driving southbound recklessly on S. 4th Street when it crashed into a Hyundai Sonata that was traveling eastbound on Innis Avenue.  

Police say the Chrysler then traveled onto the sidewalk and hit pedestrian Frank Paxton, 52, before hitting a second vehicle.  

Two males were seen exiting the Chrysler after the crash and running from the scene.  

Paxton was pronounced dead at 12:01 p.m.  

Police continue to investigate the crash. 

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