Pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews are on the scene Monday afternoon after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.

The incident happened just before 1:00 on I-470 and Gage Boulevard in Topeka.

Officials have confirmed with KSNT News that the pedestrian was male and has died from his injuries.

The accident had westbound traffic backed up east of Gage Blvd.  Officials have opened all lanes of traffic as of 2:30 p.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the man was picked up by the Topeka Police Department earlier along I-470 for walking on the interstate. Police took him to a location off the highway. About 40 minutes later, he appeared on I-470 again, this time in the lane of traffic and was struck.

The Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating the accident.

KSNT News has a crew on the scene and will update as information becomes available.

The Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating the accident.

KSNT News has a crew on the scene and will update as information becomes available.

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