Vermilion pedestrian dies after hit by truck

Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 10:08:34-04

Authorities are investigating a fatal traffic accident after a pedestrian was struck by a truck while walking on Middle Ridge Road in Amherst Township Friday at around 8:30 p.m., according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Christopher Stolz, 26, of Vermilion was walking westbound on the south side of Middle Ridge Road, west of West Ridge Road when Jeffrey Bardar, 54, of Lorain struck Stolz with a 2000 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, according to Highway Patrol. The truck was headed eastbound on Middle Ridge.
EMS transported Stolz to Mercy Hospital in Lorain, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m.
Bardar was not injured.
Highway Patrol says the incident is under investigation, but at this time no charges have been filed and alcohol or drug use is unknown.