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Police investigate fatal accident on 71

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati police have identified the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-skip crash on I-71 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian early Sunday morning.

A 21-year-old woman was traveling northbound in a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue when she struck Christopher Walker, 21, as he was attempting to cross I-71 at the 3.3 mile post at 2 a.m., according to a press release from the Cincinnati Police Department. Police say the woman continued driving after striking Walker.

Police eventually caught up with the driver.

Walker sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, who currently is not being named, has been questioned and charges are pending, according to the Cincinnati Police Department. Police say they are currently consulting the city prosecutor.

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