KHP identifies man hit, killed on I-135 in Saline County

I-135 near Milepost 86 in Saline Co., Kansas
I-135 near Milepost 86 in Saline Co., Kansas(Twitter/Trooper Ben)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 8:17 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed on I-135 in Saline County Thursday morning as 25-year-old David Pierre Jackson, of St. Louis, Mo.

KHP said a Chevrolet Equinox was traveling south on I-135, three miles south of Salina, north of exit 86 (Mentor Road) when it struck Jackson who was in the driving lane of I-135.

Troopers said they didn’t know if Jackson was in the road or walked into the road. They said the driver couldn’t see Jackson due to limited visibility caused by a gradual hill.

The Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed a pedestrian was killed after being struck following a two-vehicle crash on southbound I-135 in Saline County on Thursday morning.

The initial crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 86. As authorities were beginning to respond to that incident, they received reports that a pedestrian had been hit near the crash site. KHP confirmed that the pedestrian hit, a man, was involved in the first crash and was walking “some distance away” from the crash.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Drivers are advised to avoid the areas as law enforcement investigates the circumstances behind both crashes.

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