Man hit by truck, killed in Harrison Twp. ID’d

A man who was found dead in Harrison Twp. after he was reportedly hit by a truck has been identified.

The Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger identified him as 60-year-old Ray Kennedy, of Dayton. Kennedy’s cause and manner of death have not been determined yet.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Sunday evening asking anyone with information about the deadly pedestrian strike to reach out.

People can call the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center at 937-225-HELP (4357) or 911 with tips.

Around 1:44 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the 3500 block of West Hillcrest Avenue on a report of a deceased man near the road.

A preliminary investigation revealed the man, later identified as Kennedy, was hit from behind by a vehicle while he walking on the side of the road, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was an early 2000s GMC truck that was either tan or champagne.

The sheriff’s offices’ Traffic Services Unit is continuing to investigate. We will update this story as more information is available.

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