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  • Troopers Investigate Fatal Crash in Newport

  • Troopers are currently investigating the fatal crash that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Newport.
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  • Troopers are investigating a crash in Newport in which a pedestrian was killed.
     
    The incident occurred on November 8 at 11:48 a.m. when Stephen E. Webb, 61, of Arcanum, OH, exited a 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer that was parked on the right shoulder of St. Rt. 141 southbound at I-95. A 1997 Buick Lesabre operated by Francis Witz Jr., 24, of Wilmington, DE, was traveling south on St. Rt. 141, and the passenger’s side front of his vehicle struck the driver’s side rear of the trailer. The Buick then continued forward and struck Webb.
     
    Webb was pronounced dead at the scene. Witz was not injured.
     
    No charges have been filed, and this crash remains under investigation. Southbound St. Rt. 141 was shut down for approximately three and a half hours as Troopers investigated and cleared the crash.
     

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