Pedestrian struck, killed on I-71 northbound identified

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-71 northbound identified
Northbound Interstate 71 is shut down at I-471 Friday morning after a pedestrian was struck, Cincinnati police said. (Source: Matt Wood)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A pedestrian was struck and killed on northbound Interstate 71 Friday morning, Cincinnati police said.

Police say Delbert Kirk, 58, was crossing I-71 north at mile marker 2.3 at 6:47 a.m. when he was hit by a 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

Kirk suffered critical injuries and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he later died.

The driver of the vehicle was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

Neither speed nor impairment appear to be a factor in this crash, police say.

The accident closed the highway at I-471 Downtown for three hours during the busiest part of the morning commute.

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