The investigation is continuing, but charges are not expected to be filed against the driver, according to Arnold.
“We are urging pedestrians to protect themselves. Be aware of how quickly it gets dark at night. Always try to cross at a crosswalk or by a street light,” he said.
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He added, “never try to estimate the speed of cars and keep in mind there has been a huge increase in distracted drivers. The driver just may not see you.”
There is no indication the driver in Wednesday night’s incident was distracted by anything like a cell phone, Arnold said.
From January 2012 to Wednesday there have been 19 fatal pedestrian crashes in Butler County, he said.
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