One man dead after struck by driver on Hamilton-Middletown Road

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A man was struck and killed on Hamilton-Middletown Road early Monday morning, according to Fairfield Township police.

Leonard Powell, 83, of Liberty Township, hit Jimmy Morris Jr. at about 5:17 a.m. between Walden Pond and Allison Avenue near Allison Avenue Baptist Church, according to a news release from the department.

Morris Jr., 59, of Hamilton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There's no reason to believe Powell was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you have any information that will assist in the crash investigation, please call 513-785-1463.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said a person was struck on Tylersville Road. That information came from the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

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