Man killed on I470 identified as Honduras man

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol says the person killed after being hit by a vehicle on a Topeka highway Monday was a Honduras man.

KHP reports at 12:45 Monday afternoon a 2014 Ford Econoline was traveling in the far right hand lane on westbound I-470. Highway Patrol says a man was laying down in the lane of travel and was struck by the Econoline.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Mario Rolando Diaz-Meras from Honduras.

The driver of the Econoline was not injured.

The incident caused traffic to back up on I-470 for several hours while crews worked the scene.

 

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