Police identify man struck, killed by car in north Wichita

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Wichita police say a 42-year-old man was struck and killed by a car while he was walking in a road.

The incident happened at around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of North Meridian. Officer Charley Davidson said a 21-year-old driver was heading north on Meridian, did not see 42-year-old Jason Murphy in the road and struck him. 

Murphy died at the scene. 

"It's believed that the pedestrian was possibly under the influence of alcohol," Officer Davidson said, adding that the investigation is ongoing. 

Murphy's death was the 19th fatality accident in Wichita this year. 

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