A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 70 in west Columbus, a few miles south of Hilliard, late on the evening of Nov. 10.
Jonathan Ard of Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood was running from the center median across the eastbound lanes of I-70 right before the Interstate 270 exit shortly before 10 p.m. when he was struck by an SUV, according to the Columbus Division of Police.
The collision sent Ard, 28, into an exit lane to I-270, where he was struck by a semi. The impact then propelled Ard’s body back into a center lane, where he was then struck by a car, police said.
Paramedics pronounced Ard dead at the scene at 10:11 p.m., police said.
The incident remained under investigation Nov. 11.
Ard’s death is Columbus’ 62nd traffic related fatality this year.