RENO – A pedestrian was killed Saturday night while crossing Ohio 7 near Sand Hill Road in Reno, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
The patrol’s Marietta Post received a call at 9:31 p.m. that a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian on Ohio 7, according to a post news release.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Thomas E. Sharretts, 71, of Marietta, was attempting to cross the state highway when he was struck by a southbound 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driven by Robert Francis, 53, of Newport. .
Sharretts was transported by Reno EMS to Marietta Memorial Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, the Highway Patrol reported.
Alcohol is not suspected of being a factor in the crash and no charges were mentioned in the statement.
At the time of the crash, Sharretts was wearing dark clothing and was not crossing at the intersection, the Highway Patrol reported.
The patrol reminds pedestrians and motorists:
∫ Don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes and ears off the road.
∫ Pedestrians should wear bright or reflective clothing, especially at night.
∫ Pedestrians should cross where motorists expect them to, follow signs and signals for pedestrians, and never assume a driver can see you.
∫ Motorists must yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks and in unmarked crosswalks at intersections.
∫ Motorists may use bright headlights when they can legally illuminate the roadway and possibly see a pedestrian walking near the roadway.
∫ Motorists should slow down and drive carefully in residential areas.