- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - A coroner in southwest Ohio has ruled suicide as the cause of the death for an 80-year-old man who was struck and killed by a cement truck after he walked onto an interstate highway.

The report released Tuesday stated that Robert Edwards died within seconds of walking into Interstate 71 traffic near Cincinnati last Oct. 16. The Hamilton County coroner’s report says he suffered “multiple blunt force injuries.”

Edwards was a locally well-known fundraising volunteer who led the annual “Rubber Duck Regatta” that has raised money to feed needy people for two decades.

His family released a statement saying he would want people to look ahead, and ask what they can do to help others. They expressed gratitude for the community’s support and praised his “amazing legacy.”

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