Man, 74, struck, killed by car in Lebanon identified

A 74-year-old man was struck and killed by a car Saturday morning along the state Route 48 bypass in Lebanon.

The victim was identified Monday as Leonard Johnson by the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson had walked away from the Cedarview Rehabilitation and Nursing Care facility, crossed over a fence and walked up an embankment into the roadway, troopers said.

He was struck shortly before 5:30 a.m. by a 2014 Honda Accord headed north on the Ohio 48 bypass between Ohio 123 and Monroe Road, according to a release.

The driver reported the crash, which remains under investigation.