DELAWARE, Ohio (WCMH) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle along U.S. 23 near Delaware Monday afternoon.
It happened U.S. 23 between State Route 315 and Cheshire Road.
According to the Delaware Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old was driving a red 1999 Honda CR-V north on U.S. 23 in the right lane. He went out of his lane and off the right side of the roadway, hitting a guardrail.
Troopers said he struck a pedestrian, identified as Adam R. Bailey, 48, of Columbus, who was walking northbound along the roadside. Bailey was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s emergency room in Lewis Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a part in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.