Boardman police are investigating a deadly accident where a man was hit by a vehicle while walking with traffic along South Avenue. Police say these types of accidents can be avoided because unfortunately, this isn’t the first of its kind.
Wednesday night’s fatal accident — where 29-year-old Jose Morales, of Youngstown, was killed — marks the third time this summer a pedestrian has been killed while walking along a roadway in Boardman.
“It’s very troubling to me. A lot of these things, I believe… can be avoided,” said Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer.
Other fatalities with pedestrians have also happened near the corner of Market Street and Route 224, and just south of St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital’s campus.
There have been nine other pedestrian accidents in Mahoning County this year where the victims survived.