Patrol: Hitchhiker dies after being hit on Kansas Turnpike

Kansas Highway Patrol (KSN photo)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man who apparently was hitchhiking died after being hit by two vehicles on the interstate.

The patrol says the man was hit Thursday night on Interstate 70 about six miles east of Lawrence.

Authorities say that the 42-year-old man from the St. Louis area was struck by two vehicles. The first vehicle didn’t stop but the second vehicle’s driver stopped and cooperated with investigators.

The man died at the scene.

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