The preliminary investigation indicates Turner stepped into the lane of traffic and was hit. Poff said a female driver who hit Turner did stop.
“At the time time I don’t think she knew what she hit. I think she thought she hit the car,” he said, adding she stopped about a quarter-mile from the scene.
A distraught 911 caller told the dispatchers his friend, who was driving the vehicle, got thrown a distance into the roadway, but he thought he was still breathing.
“I see him moving somewhat,” the caller said. “I just don’t want my friend to die.”
The name of the other driver had not been released Wednesday afternoon
Eastbound Ohio 129 was shut down for about two hours, but there were several non-injury crashes in the westbound lanes, apparently involving drivers watching the eastbound crash scene as they drove past, Poff said.