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Pedestrian struck by car identified

Pedestrian struck by car identified

Kearney, Neb. —  Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian who died after being struck by a car near Kearney in south-central Nebraska.

The accident occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, about a mile and a half  west of Kearney. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says the car was westbound on a gravel road when it struck the man. He died later at a Kearney hospital. An autopsy has been ordered.

The sheriff’s office identified the pedestrian as 18-year-old Hunter Rheome, of Kearney, and the car driver as 46-year-old Gary Boyd, who lives in rural Kearney.

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