Jun 09, 2021 1:45 PM

Man walking along Nebraska road killed by hit-and-run driver

Posted Jun 09, 2021 1:45 PM

PLAINVIEW, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nebraska say a man who was walking along a rural road was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday in Pierce County just west of Plainview.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says the 57-year-old man's body was found near the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and 535th Avenue.

Investigators believe the man was walking on the north shoulder of the highway when he was hit.

The victim was identified as Kolawole Akin Akinnigbagbe of Plainview.

Officials did not immediately announce any suspects in the case.