CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) Authorities say an 83-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in northeast Kansas after getting out of his car to check on an injured deer.
Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn says Joe Knitter, of Clay Center, died in the accident early Friday on U.S. 24.
Dunn says Knitter’s wife was driving their car and struck the deer. Knitter got out to check on the animal and was hit by another vehicle as he was returning to his car.
KSNT-TV reports authorities located the other driver Friday afternoon with help from a broken mirror recovered at the scene. Dunn says the woman told investigators she didn’t stop because she thought she had also hit a deer.
No charges were filed Friday.