Pedestrian killed on I-71 in north Columbus

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A man is dead tonight after being hit on a north Columbus highway Monday afternoon.

Police identified the man that was struck by a vehicle and killed on Interstate 71 south as Michael Edward Fowle. 

The crash happened around 1pm, according to Columbus police.

Investigators say Fowle was on the side of the road with the hood up on a 2007 Mini Cooper.  Police say for reasons unknown Fowle walked in front of a box truck. 

Medics took Fowle to Grant Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. 

Investigators spent a couple of hours on the freeway cleaning up and evaluating the crash. 

No word on if the driver of the truck will be charged. 

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