Man fatally hit on Ohio 129 in Butler County identified

Keith Turner, 25, is dead after he was fatally struck by a vehicle on Ohio 129 in Liberty...
Keith Turner, 25, is dead after he was fatally struck by a vehicle on Ohio 129 in Liberty Township late Tuesday, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 5:43 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 6:17 AM EST
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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A man in his 20s is dead after he was fatally struck by a vehicle on Ohio 129 in Liberty Township late Tuesday, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was identified as 25-year-old Keith Turner, of Dayton, Ohio, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

The crash was reported at 9:44 p.m. on the eastbound side of the highway that connects Interstate 75 west to the city of Hamilton.

A passing motorist told 911 dispatchers the man was outside his vehicle when he was struck by another car, between Cincinnati-Dayton Road and LeSourdesville West Chester Road, a dispatch supervisor said.

Turner was taken by ambulance to West Chester Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said. The coroner’s office determined his cause of death to be multiple traumatic injuries.

The driver of the striking vehicle stopped and talked with investigators, according to the sheriff’s office.

The eastbound side of the highway was shut down until just before midnight so deputies could investigate.

The incident remains under investigation.

Dispatchers say they are not sure why Turner was outside his vehicle.

It’s also not clear yet if any charges will be filed.

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