A pedestrian died in Ohio after an oncoming car struck him while he was crossing a highway in northwest Ohio.
The collision happened Tuesday afternoon in the area of Ohio 80 and North Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
A man who lives near the scene told WKBN-TV that he saw a man in a white Jeep pull off the road and run into the path of a vehicle before the pedestrian was struck.
He said he saw the man try to crawl into a car and was told he was not moving.
The man told WKYC that he tried to reach for his cellphone, but it wasn’t working.
He told the station that the pedestrian suffered significant injuries and died at the scene.
An investigation is underway.
According to Ohio Department Of Transportation, the state agency that operates and maintains the highways, the accident happened at approximately 3:45 p.m. near the intersection of Ohio 78 and North OH.
The vehicle was moving westbound on the highway when the collision occurred.
According of the Ohio DOT, a pedestrian was found by the roadside with injuries to the head and neck.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody, according of the state DOT.
The department posted the following on Twitter Tuesday evening: #Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating an on-going traffic collision on OH 79 in Wabash City, OH.
One pedestrian died, another was transported to the hospital with injuries and remains in critical condition.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
A spokesperson for the state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that they were aware of the crash and were investigating.
The agency said that an investigation is ongoing.