- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) - An 80-year-old man killed on a southwest Ohio highway was a well-known fund-raising volunteer whose annual “Rubber Duck Regatta” event helped feed thousands of needy people.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Robert Edwards was killed Thursday morning when he was struck by a cement truck on Interstate 71 near Cincinnati.

A sheriff’s report said Edwards was standing on the shoulder of I-71 and began walking into traffic. The cement truck braked and swerved but couldn’t avoid him. He was dead at the scene.

Edwards was a longtime member of the board of the Freestore Foodbank, and oversaw the annual Rubber Duck Regatta fundraiser for all of its 20 years, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The sheriff’s office said it didn’t know why Edwards was on the highway.


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