Pedestrian hit and killed by tractor trailer

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio State Highway Patrol

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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