|The former Sarelli's location on S. Fort Thomas Avenue. FTM file.|
Cincinnati police said Sarah Cole, 35, was struck while crossing the street in the 4100 block of Hamilton Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.
Cole owned and operated Sarelli’s on S. Fort Thomas Avenue for eight years, before opening up Tickle Pickle in February of this year. Her new restaurant was less than a block away from where she was struck.
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Cole was taken to UC Medical Center, where she died early Friday, the Hamilton County Coroner's Office said.
Police said Cole was not in a crosswalk at the time she was struck.
The driver of the car that hit Cole was not injured, police said.
|Tickle Pickle. FTM file.|
CPD said impairment and excessive speed were not factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Tickle Pickle is a fast casual restaurant offering organic milkshakes and locally sourced burgers. Cole originally planned to move Sarelli’s to the new space but decided to launch a new business that includes catering service instead after leaving her Fort Thomas location.