Pedestrian in critical condition after crash

Columbus police say a pedestrian was flown to IU Methodist Hospital after being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening.

Witnesses told officers that 40-year-old Robert S. Compton was walking across Marr Road near Pavilion Drive at about 6 p.m. when he was nearly struck. Moments later, he was hit by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Keri L. Hobbs of Columbus, who said she did not see Compton until he was directly in front of her.

He was taken first to Columbus Regional Hospital then flown to Indianapolis with a serious head injury. He remains in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation.