BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A construction worker directing traffic was killed after being hit by a car Monday afternoon.
The incident happened near the intersection of Trenton Oxford Road and Jacksonburg Road in Wayne Township just after 1 p.m. Sheriff Richard K. Jones said a construction worker, Alexander King, 21, of Higginsport, Ohio, was struck by a car driven by Mark Keith, 71, of Butler County, while he was traveling west on State Route 73, east of Jacksonburg Road.
King was directing traffic and working for Elex Inc. Jones said Keith remained on scene after the incident. King was transported to Kettering Health Hospital in Hamilton. WLWT reported he was later pronounced dead.
Jones said distracted driving and impairment do not appear to be a factor in the incident. The Sheriff’s Office Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (S.T.A.R.T) is investigating the incident.