UPDATE: Pedestrian death on I-70 called suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Police in Topeka have concluded that a pedestrian who was struck and killed on Interstate 70 took his own life.

Authorities close I-70 after pedestrian hit and killed by semi (WIBW/Eric Ives)

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka have concluded that a pedestrian who was struck and killed on Interstate 70 took his own life.

The man was identified Friday as an 18-year-old Topeka resident. Police said his name would not be released because the death was a suicide.

Investigators said the man was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:30 a.m. Thursday after stepping in front of an eastbound tractor-trailer.


Previous story:

Topeka police say a man died after he was hit by a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 70 in western Topeka.

Police say the man was struck about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information was immediately available.

Eastbound traffic on the interstate was restricted to one lane as the accident is investigated.


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