Pedestrian dies by suicide on I-70 early Monday morning
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A 25 year-old man was struck and killed along I-70 this morning after “intentionally encountering” a vehicle.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early morning call around 1:45 a.m. on Monday to reports of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.
The accident happened on I-70 near the Auburn road exit. The westbound lanes on I-70 were closed from 1:45 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Monday.
The man’s identity has not been released.
Officials say the man was also involved in a single vehicle accident in the 700 block of SW Auburn Rd. earlier in the morning.
The accident remains under investigation.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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