Man ID’d in fatal Warren Co. pedestrian strike

State troopers are investigating a pedestrian strike that killed a man in Warren County late Saturday night.

Emergency units were dispatched to the intersection of Ohio 28 near Morrow-Rossburg Road in Harlan Township around 10:40 p.m. on a reported single-vehicle crash.

Troopers said an initial investigation found a man, identified as 50-year-old Everett Saxton, of Batavia, Ohio, was walking in a lane of travel when he was hit by a 2007 Subaru, driven by 33-year-old Matthew Grauss, of Loveland, Ohio.

Saxton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Grauss was transported to Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery, but was treated and released from the hospital.

Troopers said Saxton was not wearing any reflective clothing when the crash occurred.

Additional details were not available and the crash remains under investigation by the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

UPDATE @ 11:25 p.m.

Troopers are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that happened tonight in the area of Morrow-Rossburg Road and Ohio 28 near Morrow, the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post confirmed.

The name and age of the pedestrian killed and the type of vehicle involved in the crash were not immediately available.


A pedestrian reportedly hit by a vehicle tonight in Warren County.

Deputies and medics were called to a report of a pedestrian crash that happened around 10:45 p.m. on Morrow-Rossburg Road and Ohio 28 near Morrow.

Despite initial reports, the pedestrian is not a teenager, according to the OSP.

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