State Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash involving pedestrian

SANDUSKY — A fatal accident involving a pedestrian occurred about 9:12 p.m. Friday in Sandusky Township, Sandusky County.

Robert Knapp, of Fremont, was driving a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on CR 53 when Jose Navarro, of Woodville, was walking northbound on CR 53 in the southbound lane, a release from the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol states. Navarro was struck by Knapp’s vehicle, according to the release.

Navarro was transported by Sandusky County EMS to Mercy Health — St. Vincent Medical Center, it states. The Lucas County Coroner’s Office reported at 2:07 a.m. Saturday Navarro had been pronounced dead at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center “as a result of the injuries he sustained,” according to the release.

Knapp was not injured in the accident, the release states, and he was wearing his seat belt when the accident occurred.

Sandusky County fire assisted at the scene.


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