The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on U.S. 23 near Maple Lane in Ross County at approximately 5:25 a.m. Friday.
A 2004 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Richard J. Schultz, 61, of Chillicothe, was traveling southbound on US 23 when it struck a female pedestrian, who was walking in the right southbound lane of US 23. The female pedestrian did not have any identification.
Mr. Schultz received minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. The female pedestrian, identified as Cheyenne Estabrooks, 38, of Chillicothe, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ross County Coroner’s Office.
Scioto Township Fire Department and EMS assisted at the crash while the investigation was conducted. The US 23 southbound lanes were shut down for approximately three hours during the investigation.
The crash remains under investigation.