Elderly Kansas man killed in hit-and-run

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CLAY CENTER, Kansas (AP) – Authorities say an 83-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in northeast Kansas after he got out of the vehicle to check on an injured deer.

Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn says Joe Knitter, of Clay Center, died in the accident early Friday on U.S. 24.

Dunn says Knitter’s wife hit a deer. He got out to check on the animal and was hit by another vehicle as he was returning to his car. Knitter died at the scene.

The Clay Center Dispatch reports law enforcement officials recovered a mirror from the other vehicle and hope to use it to determine what type of car hit Knitter. Anyone with information is asked to call Clay County Sheriff’s office.

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