78-year-old man hit, killed in Florence

A 78-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a car in Florence, police said. Charles Serra, of Elsmere, was attempting to cross Dixie Highway just south of Industrial Road around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a Dodge Caravan traveling northbound, investigators said. Serra was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Kelly Schulze, of Columbus, was arrested and charged with DUI (aggravating circumstances) and second degree manslaughter.