Pedestrian Lying In Street, Hit By Pickup Truck In South Columbus


A man was found lying in the street and was hit by a pickup truck in south Columbus.

Columbus Police said the 59-year-old man was lying in the grass off South High Street, just south of Markison Avenue,  before 1 a.m. Saturday. Police believe he stumbled onto the road and fell down.

While lying in the street, he was struck by a pickup truck. He was taken to Grant Medical center, but died from his injuries.

Police have identified the victim as Matthew D. Fries. 

No charges have been filed against the driver.

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