Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle on 1-44 eastbound

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JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Police Department released that on August 2nd at 3:39 A.M. they received a call about a man walking in the traffic lanes on 1-44 eastbound near the 1.2 mile marker.

Authorities say shortly after, they got a call that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in that same location.

The pedestrian died on the scene.

Police say the driver of the vehicle sustained no injuries and that the incident is under investigation.

The man’s identity is currently being withheld as they contact next of kin. More information will be released once it becomes available.