Pedestrian fatally struck in Anderson Township, driver airlifted to hospital

Published: Jun. 9, 2021 at 10:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:04 AM EDT
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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Drugs or alcohol are believed to be factors in the death of a 57-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Anderson Township overnight, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

A westbound 2006 Toyota Camry ran off the left side of the 6800 block of Beechmont Avenue and struck Jee Han Park as he walked eastbound in the bike lane, sheriff’s officials wrote in a news release.

The Camry then hit a utility pole, throwing Park off the vehicle and into the front yard of a home.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Camry, Andrea Bengal, 48, was trapped in her vehicle with live wires on it, sheriff’s officials said.

Duke Energy was called to the scene to shut the power off before she could be extricated.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Air Care team landed at the scene, and she was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Beechmont Avenue was closed in both directions shortly after the crash while authorities investigated.

It has since reopened.

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