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Pedestrian dies after being struck by car while walking across I-271 in Bedford

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 15:00:09-04

BEDFORD, Ohio — A pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross I-271 NB in Bedford on Saturday, according to police.

It’s not clear what prompted the pedestrian to attempt to cross a busy highway.

Authorities said two northbound lanes will be blocked while crews work the scene.

The pedestrian’s name has not been released.

This is the second fatality in two days in Northeast Ohio involving a person walking across a highway.

Friday afternoon, a 12-year-old boy was struck by a car on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.

RELATED: 12-year-old boy dies after being struck by car on I-90 in Cleveland Friday afternoon

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