Woman hit and killed trying to cross I-75 on foot in Middletown

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Authorities investigate a fatal pedestrian strike on I-75 SB near S.R. 122 in Middletown on Thursday, November 7, 2019. (Photo: Stacy Worley)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Middletown.

It happened just after 5:15 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of I-75, near S.R. 122.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a woman crossed the northbound lanes of I-75, crossed the median and tried to cross the southbound lanes.

Troopers say at least one vehicle hit the woman as she tried to cross the southbound lanes.

One vehicle stopped, but troopers believe others left the scene.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities shut down the southbound lanes of I-75 due to the crash.

All southbound lanes reopened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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