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COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Ohio man, Baird McCarty has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday night in Columbus, according to Sunday reports.
McCarty, 53, was killed after being struck by a vehicle in west Columbus on Saturday night.
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Columbus police say they responded to reports of a man down around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night.
When they arrived they discovered a pedestrian down and injured on I-70 eastbound at Hilliard Rome Road.
Investigators say two vehicles became disabled and stopped in the median of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. McCarty exited his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle.
That vehicle then fled the scene.
McCarty’s last known address was 3724 Kimberly West Dr., in Columbus, OH.
McCarty was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt for injuries.
Authorities are looking for a white car, possibly a Chevrolet Malibu or similar body style. The car will have fresh front damage, reports 10TV.
Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.
Geo quick facts: Columbus is the Ohio state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers. Ohio is a midwestern U.S. state stretching from the Ohio River and Appalachian Mountains in the south to Lake Erie in the north. On the shores of the lake is the city of Cleveland, site of the Cleveland Museum of Art and its renowned collection of European paintings and especially Asian art. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and close to expansive Cuyahoga Valley National Park – wikipedia.
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