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Police identify pedestrian killed crossing I-71

Posted: 7:43 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-21 02:15:41-04
I 71 Pedestrian Struck

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.