Ohio State Highway Patrol car

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- A 22-year-old Youngstown man died in a pedestrian-vehicle crash just before midnight Friday on I-71, according to the Mansfield Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Jason A. Greene-Smith was trying to cross the interstate from west to east at 11:57 p.m. and was struck by a northbound 2013 Hyundai Sonata driven by Clayton T. Blue, 54, of Mansfield, troopers said.

Greene-Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said, adding the accident occurred near milepost 166 in Washington Township.

Blue was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash, the patrol said.

Assisting at the scene were the Richland County Coroner's Office, Washington Township Fire Department and Worthington Township Fire Department.

The crash remains under investigation.

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