The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-skip crash in Morrow County that has gravely injured a Mansfield man.
The incident occurred about 3:05 PM on Thursday afternoon, and involved two vehicles and a pedestrian on I71 at Milepost 154 in Franklin Township, Morrow County. William T. Dempsey, 38, of Warren was operating a 2013 Ford E-250 van when he drove off the right side of the road onto the berm and struck a parked semi and pedestrian.
The pedestrian, Ryan Eddleblute, 28, of Mansfield, was working on the disabled semi when he was struck. He was transported to Grant Medical Center by MedFlight with life threatening injuries.
Morrow County EMS and the Mount Gilead Fire Department assisted with on scene security and MedFlight operations.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this crash. This crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.