CINCINNATI — Police have identified the pedestrian killed crossing Interstate 71 Friday morning as 58-year-old Delbert Kirk.
Kirk was hit by a car at approximately 6:47 a.m. on the northbound lanes near Reading Road just north of Downtown, according to a police release. Kirk was crossing west to east. He died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured, police said. Excessive speed and impairment do not appear to be factors.
The incident closed the northbound lanes of I-71 and the Big Mac Bridge during the morning rush.
The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate and asks witnesses to call 513-352-2514.
— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) September 20, 2019