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Man identified after being hit, killed by truck in Butler Co.

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MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) -

A pedestrian died overnight after he was struck by a pick-up truck in Middletown on Friday afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The patrol says that man was Eric Smith, 56, of Franklin.

First responders were called to North Verity Parkway (Ohio 73) near Access One Road just after 4:30 p.m., the patrol's Lebanon post reports.

When they arrived, they said they found Smith suffering from serious injuries.

Smith was pulling a small red children's wagon when he was hit, but no one else was hurt so troopers said Saturday they think it was empty at the time of the accident.

An ambulance took Smith to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown. A medical helicopter then flew him to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured and no charges are expected to be filed.

The accident remains under investigation, troopers said.

Further details were not released.

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