One Person Killed After Stopping Vehicle Along I-71 to Fix Mechanical Problem

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BROOK PARK, OH (WOIO) - A 47-year-old man is dead after being struck by a car on the highway.

The traffic accident happened along I-71 Northbound around 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening when police say Junior Lane pulled over to check a mechanical problem with his pick-up truck that had a trailer hitched.

Lane stopped his truck in traffic and was hit by a 72-year-old man from Columbus, OH.

Lane was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police continue to investigate.

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