An Ossian man watching his car being pulled out of a ditch was struck and killed Monday night north of West Union. The incident is under investigation.
Guadalupe Salgado Bernal, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 27000 block of Lincoln Road.
According to a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office news release it received a report at 6:28 p.m. Nov. 21, about an SUV stoking a pedestrian on Lincoln Road north of West Union. When deputies arrived, they found that Bernal had put his car in the ditch and a nearby resident was using a tractor to pull it out. Then, Susan Lueder, 64, attempted to drive a 2015 GMC Terrain around the tractor.
The SUV struck Bernal as he was standing in the roadway, wearing all dark clothing, the news release said.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Gundersen Ambulance, and the Fayette County Medical Examiner’s Office.