Pedestrian killed in Liberty Township following roadway altercation

Pedestrian killed in Liberty Township following altercation
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 2:21 PM EDT
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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A pedestrian who was running down S.R. 129 Liberty Township Sunday morning was killed by a passing vehicle, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said.

Sheriff Jones says 38-year-old Ronald Scott Winans Jr., of Fairfield, was a passenger in an eastbound vehicle when he got into an altercation with the driver.

The driver pulled over to the side of the road and both the driver and Winans got out of the vehicle and ran down the road, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Jones says Winans was hit by another eastbound vehicle and died at the scene around 4:30 a.m.

Winan’s brother Bobby says the argument actually was between Winan and his child’s mother, who was the driver, over whether or not to stop the car on the highway.

“Their baby just threw the blanket out the window and he tried to run and go get the blanket on the highway and he got hit by a car,” said Bobby.

He says his brother tripped while in the roadway.

“Ronnie, he was a good son. He was a good brother. He cared for you, if you needed something he would do anything for you, you know what I mean. He was one of those guys he would do something for you and he wouldn’t expect anything of it, you know what I mean? He, he, he was, He was a good guy. I miss him. I feel like I’m in a nightmare man and it’s not ending,” Bobby said.

The Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating.

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