Authorities are investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident early this morning near Elm Creek that claimed a life.
Shortly after 4:30 a.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Highway 183 near the Pilot Truck Stop just off Interstate 80, south of Elm Creek.
Officials say the driver of the vehicle involved left the scene after the accident and has still not been located.
An investigation by law enforcement authorities revealed that a pedestrian was struck and killed in the accident.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
Highway 183 from Elm Creek to the scene is currently closed to traffic.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney