WALKILL, NE – Authorities say a pedestrian died after being hit by a Nebraska State Patrol vehicle last week, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
The NSP said the victim was a woman who was walking Thursday morning in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 77 near Waltkill, a village on the Omaha Reservation.
She was struck by an investigator who was driving an unmarked patrol vehicle south. The woman, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The NSP said she had left a home on the east side of Highway 77 and had crossed from the north to the southbound lane when she was hit.
The investigator was not injured in the crash.
NSP Col. John Bolduc released a statement that read in part, “Our condolences are with the family of the pedestrian and our thoughts are also with our investigator who was involved in this unfortunate situation.”
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Patrol are all involved in the investigation.
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