UNION TOWNSHIP, WARREN COUNTY Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly pedestrian accident.
The accident happened Sunday around 2:20 a.m. on southbound I-71 near the South Lebanon exit at mile marker 28.
According to troopers, 39-year-old Abdullahi Ahmed was driving a blue 2006 Freightliner southbound on I-71 when he hit 17-year-old Joshua Alcorn.
Alcorn was transported from the scene by the Warren County Coroner’s Office.
Troopers said Ahmed was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident and was not injured. They said they’re looking into whether impairment was a factor.
The left lane of southbound I-71 was closed for about 45 minutes; the right lane was closed for about three hours.
The incident remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.