Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says a pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle while walking along a road near Bluffton.

It happened Wednesday night at 10:18 on State Route 235 near County Road 29.

The sheriff’s office says the pedestrian, 44-year-old William Lawson, of Cincinnati, was walking southbound on State Route 235 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.

Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle did stop after hitting him.