Drowsy Driver Kills Pedestrian On I-70

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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September 9, 2013

A pedestrian was killed Sunday after she was hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The accident happened on Interstate70 in Riley County Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene, was standing in the ditch near her disabled SUV. The driver of a pickup truck fell asleep. The truck drifted off the road into the ditch where it hit Coleman.

The driver of the pickup, Daniel Nitchman of St. Robert, Missouri, was not hurt.

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