Teen killed in Riverside pedestrian crash identified

The victim of a fatal pedestrian crash on Harshman Road in Riverside has been identified as Hunter White, 17, of Huber Heights, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

White’s cause of death was determined to be from a blunt force injury and was ruled an accident, according to the coroner’s office.

UPDATE @4:52 a.m. (Aug. 6):

Crews have reopened the northbound lane of Harshman Road, officials said. 

UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m: Riverside police say that a preliminary investigation reveals the victim is likely at-fault in a fatal pedestrian strike that occurred on Harshman Road early Monday morning.

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Officials say the driver of a pick-up truck was traveling southbound on Harshman Road when the victim, who was not at a crosswalk, darted out in front of the truck. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the truck.

The victim, only described as a male in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver is cooperating with officials and was not injured.

Drugs, alcohol, or speed are not believed to be factors in this incident, officials say.

A reconstructive team is on scene and will have Harshman Road between Beatrice Drive and Arrowrock Avenue shut down for the next hour. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

UPDATE @ 2:20 a.m: Officials confirm that one person has died after being hit by a pick-up truck early Monday morning.

Crews are still on scene in the area of Harshman Road and Arrowrock Avenue after being dispatched around 12:45 a.m. on a reported pedestrian strike.

The victim’s identity was not immediately available. 

We are working to learn more details and will update this story as they become available. 

INITIAL REPORT

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office are responding to the area of Harshman Road near Arrowrock Avenue on a reported pedestrian strike that occurred early Monday morning.

The incident was dispatched around 12:45 a.m., per initial reports. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with more details. 

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