A 62-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed on Findlay’s east side Tuesday morning.

At about 7:14 a.m., the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle accident on Ohio 568, just east of Hancock County 236 in Marion Township.

Deputies state that Tyler Smith, 28, of Vanlue, was traveling east on Ohio 568 in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz. Smith struck Mark Hochstettler, of Findlay, who was crossing the route in the eastbound lane.

Hochstettler was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Vanlue Volunteer Fire Department, Hanco EMS and Dick’s Towing.

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