HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Hubbard Township police are investigating the death of an Illinois man in his 60s who was struck by a tractor-trailer just before 10 a.m. Tuesday at Love’s Travel Center.
Police are not releasing the man’s identity until they are sure his son has had time to notify his family, Township Police Officer Chris Gifford said.
The man was struck in the truck stop fuel island at 2586 N. Main St., and the person was in the “in the middle of the parking lot” according to a 911 call log.
The first call came in at 9:43 a.m., according to the call log. The person who was struck was found about 10 feet from where the trailer was stopped, and the man was bleeding from the head and nose, the call log shows.
The driver of the semi-trailer truck is not from the region. No charges have been filed.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is helping with the case, but township police are handling the investigation because it happened on private property, Gifford said.
Gifford said township police chief Greg Tarr and Capt. Ron Fusco were the first emergency responders to arrive on the scene.
A report with more information, including the name of the driver and the man who was killed, is expected to be released in the coming days, Gifford said.
In addition, the patrol is investigating an early morning accident on National Road 46 in Makkah township, where a driver escaped injury after his car hit a pole, knocking over the pole and power wires. Ohio Edison was called to the scene of the 6:41 a.m. crash in which State Route 46 was closed in both directions for a period Tuesday morning, the 911 report said.
No identity of the driver has been released.