Pedestrian struck, killed near Franklin Co. Correctional Center

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) —Police say a man is dead after being hit by two vehicles in south Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 9:36pm, Douglas Cook, 49, of Columbus was walking in the southbound lane of Jackson Pike, north of Dyer Road, when he was struck from behind by a 2004 Subaru Forester.  

The driver of the Subaru pulled over and stopped, but in the meantime a second vehicle, that police describe as a dark colored SUV, also struck Cook as he was on the ground.  

Police state the second vehicle did not stop and fled the scene southbound on Jackson Pike.  

Cook was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information on the dark colored SUV involved in the crash to call the CPD Accident Investigation Unit at 614-645-0167 or 614-645-4545.   

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