Pedestrian fatally struck on SB I-75 in Middletown identified

Deadly pedestrian crash shuts down I-75 south in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio(FOX19) - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck on southbound Interstate 75 Thursday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The incident was reported at the overpass at the Ohio 122 exit at 5:17 a.m., they said.

A preliminary investigation by OSHP indicates a 2008 Honda Ridgeline was headed south on I-75 when it struck Stephanie Roach, 32, of Middletown.

Roach was crossing the road from the east and was struck in the middle lanes, authorities say.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

The driver of the Ridgeline was not hurt.

The highway was shut down for about two hours.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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