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Snow plow strikes, kills pedestrians in Manhattan, KS

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 12:12:08-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Riley County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department says two pedestrians died early Friday morning after being struck by a snow plow.

Deputies said the incident was reported around 5 a.m. in the 4000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan, Kansas.

The two pedestrians were struck by a Riley County plow truck.

“The accident is a tremendous tragedy for all those personally involved and our community as a whole,” Marvin Rodriguez, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners said in a release. “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in the accident.”

The Kansas Highway Patrol has assumed investigation of the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated.