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Sheriff: Pedestrian struck, killed Wednesday night in Anderson Township

A white Duke Energy utility truck and a red Anderson Township fire engine sit at the scene of a crash in which a car smashed into a utility pole after entering a bike lane.
Posted at 4:54 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 09:20:06-04

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A pedestrian died Wednesday night in Anderson Township after a driver struck him with their car, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, 57-year-old Jee Han Park was walking east in the bike lane along Beechmont Avenue with his husband when a driver traveling west on the 6800 block of Beechmont Avenue approached.

According to the sheriff, the car veered left and struck Park. After striking him, the car hit a utility pole, throwing Park off the hood of the vehicle and into a nearby yard.

First responders said Park died at the scene.

The driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle surrounded by live wires. After Duke Energy turned off the power, the driver was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Park's husband was not injured.

The sheriff said drugs or alcohol are suspected in this crash, but the investigation is ongoing.