Person struck, killed in hit and run crash

Law enforcement responds to a hit-and-run fatality Friday morning

A North Platte man has been arrested after a morning hit-and-run that killed someone.

At 6:43 a.m. Friday, a vehicle was driving west in the center lane of the 400 block of Rodeo Road, when it struck someone walking north across the street, said Public Information Officer Beth Kerr.

The driver “fled the scene in the vehicle,” Kerr said via email. A nearby witness stopped to render aid to the person who was struck, and called 911.

“Other passerby also stopped to help,” Kerr said.

The person who was struck was taken by ambulance to Great Plains Health, where they were pronounced dead. Kerr said that police is witholding identification of the person who died until family is notified.

Investigation led police to arrest a man, 34, on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury accident, DUI and driving on a suspended license. He has not been formally charged; people who have been arrested typically appear in Lincoln County Court one business day after their arrest.

“Further charges are pending,” Kerr said.

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