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Police: Man dead after being hit by semi on I-70 in east Columbus

Police said the incident happened just after 3 a.m. and the man was pronounced dead at 3:40 a.m.
Credit: WBNS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is dead after being hit by a semi-truck on I-70 near Hamilton Road in east Columbus Monday morning.

Columbus police said 34-year-old Christopher Flowers of Dayton walked into the westbound lanes of I-70 into the path of a semi-truck just after 3 a.m.

Flowers was hit and taken to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:40 a.m.

Police said the area where the incident occurred was a non-pedestrian access area and there were no disabled vehicles nearby. 

Police are not sure why Flowers walked into the westbound lanes.

The Accident Investigation Unit is handling the investigation.

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