Man killed after being hit by car identified

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A man is dead after being hit by a car just outside of Topeka Friday morning.

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Colton L. Griggs, 21, of Topeka.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened just after 4:00 a.m.

A man who was on scene shortly after the accident told KSNT News the victim was walking eastbound in the westbound lane of traffic. There is no suspicious activity believed to be involved in this accident and there were no signs of impairment of the driver of the vehicle. The accident is still under investigation.

According to officials on scene, the incident happened on U.S. Highway 40 near K-4 Highway. Both eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic were closed from the accident scene to Tecumseh Road.

The road was reopened around 10:30 a.m.

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