TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – An 85-year-old northeast Kansas man was killed Monday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Topeka.
The incident was reported around 7:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 24 near Meriden Road.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jack Streeter, of Grantville, was parked westbound on U.S. 24 on the right shoulder. He got out of his vehicle, walked south across both lanes of traffic to pick up aluminum cans from the center median and was struck in the left hand lane by 2016 Subaru Outback, driven by Christopher Huffman, 48, of Meriden. Huffman was not injured.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper tells KSNT News Streeter died after going to the hospital less than an hour after the incident.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident.