74-year-old man dies after being struck by vehicle in Warren County

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A 74-year-old man was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning in Warren County.

According to the Lebanon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on the State Route 48 Bypass between SR 123 and Monroe Road in the city of Lebanon.

The Lebanon Police department received a 911 call from a driver advising he struck a pedestrian around 5: 30 a.m., according to OSP.

When crews arrived on scene, they found that a car was traveling northbound on the State Route 48 Bypass and struck the man, OSP said. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

OSP says further investigation revealed the 74 year-old man had walked away from a nursing care facility in Lebanon. After walking away from the facility, troopers say he crossed over the right of way fence, walked up the embankment and into the roadway when he was struck by the car.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lebanon Highway Patrol Post.