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Pedestrian struck, killed by car on I-80 near Keystone in Reno

NHP shield on a 1991 Chevy Camaro. (KSNV file)

A man is dead after illegally walking on Interstate 80 and being struck by a car, according to Sgt. Glenn Smith with the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Troopers responded to I-80 between Keystone Ave. and W. McCarran Blvd. on Sept. 5 around 8:30 p.m. on the report of a pedestrian who was hit.

Sgt. Smith says a man in 30's or 40's was walking along the interstate when he attempted to cross eastbound lanes and got struck by a minivan and died on the scene.

In a statement released Friday, Trooper Dan Gordon said the reason for the pedestrian being on the interstate remains unclear.

The initial investigation indicates a blue 2003 Chrysler minivan was driving east in the middle lane when the victim darted out from the center median and into the eastbound lanes, according to Gordon.

The driver of the minivan was unable to avoid the pedestrian, and that vehicle struck him with the right front side. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The driver involved is cooperating with the investigation and impairment is not suspected.

Trooper Karen Garretson with NHP's Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Trooper Garretson at 775-687-9618 or kgarretson@dps.state.nv.us reference NHP case #170900485.

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