Justin Reash, Community Editor

Friday, a vehicle fatally struck 75-year old Betty Ann Fryman while she was attempting to cross U.S. Route 27 in a non-crossing area, according to police reports. Margaret Hartman, of College Corner, was driving southbound on College Corner Pike in her 2004 Kia when she hit Fryman on Friday.

Oxford police responded to a traffic accident call at 5:37 p.m. Upon arrival, officers treated Fryman at the scene for her injuries. A Miami Valley air care helicopter was called and she was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, according to police reports. Fryman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Hartman has not been charged with any offenses.

Even though the accident did not include any member of Miami University, OPD did request help from the Miami University Police Department with the ongoing investigation.

“They have requested our help in the past with fatal accidents, and we offered our support in this investigation,” MUPD Lt. Benjamin Spillman said. “Officer Jay Young of our department has a lot of career experience in investigating fatal accidents, and we have offered his expertise in particular to this investigation.”

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