The victim is identified as 57-year-old Billy Frank Barlow, a transient from Texas.
An investigation by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Barlow was apparently walking along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 183 near the Pilot Truck Stop just off I-80 south of Elm Creek early Thursday morning when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.
The vehicle involved in the accident has still not been identified or located.
Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney