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Coroner's office identifies 74-year-old man hit, killed in Lebanon

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jun 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 15:11:02-04

LEBANON, Ohio — On Monday, the Warren County Coroner's Office identified the 74-year-old man hit and killed in Lebanon on Saturday as Leonard Johnson of West Chester.

At 5:29 a.m. Saturday, the Lebanon Police Department responded to a call from a driver saying they struck a male pedestrian. Police found that a 2014 Honda Accord was traveling northbound on the State Route 48 Bypass when they struck the man.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

After further investigation from police, it was discovered the man had walked away from the Cedarview Rehabilitation and Nursing Care facility in Lebanon. After leaving the facility, the man crossed over the right-of-way fence, walked up the embankment and into the roadway where he was struck.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lebanon Highway Patrol Post. OSHP troopers were assisted on scene by the Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon Fire Department.

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