Body found on I-70 investigated as suicide

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say what was originally thought to be a hit-and-run death on a Kansas interstate is now being investigated as a suicide. 

A person's body was found in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Russell County at around 5 a.m. Friday. Trooper Ben Gardner said on Twitter that an unoccupied vehicle was on the shoulder. 

Troopers were searching for a possible vehicle involved, but Trooper Tod Hileman said Friday afternoon said the person died of an apparent suicide. 


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The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a possible deadly hit-and-run crash in Russell County.

Trooper Ben Gardner says a body was on I-70 in the eastbound lanes along with an unoccupied vehicle on the shoulder.

Troopers are looking for a vehicle that was traveling east that could have front end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call the highway patrol.