Body found on I-70 investigated as suicidePosted: Updated:
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.
Ref. the incident this morning on I-70 at milepost 200 EB.— Trooper Tod (@TrooperTodKHP) January 11, 2019
Info will not be posted on the KHP Crash Logs as earlier stated. We are investigating this incident as an apparent suicide, therefore I will not be releasing names at this point.
Thank you all for your understanding.
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.
Shortly after 5am today a deceased person was located on I-70, eastbound lanes in Russell county.— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) January 11, 2019
An unoccupied parked vehicle was on shoulder.
Troopers are attempting to locate a hit and run vehicle traveling east on I-70. This vehicle is believed to have front end damage.