Topeka police: 1 pedestrian dead, another critically injured

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka say two people have been hit by at least one vehicle along Interstate 70, and one of them has died.

Police say in a news release that officers were called to the area late Thursday night and found two people in the eastbound lanes of the interstate.

Police say one of the victims, 28-year-old Ellen Keo, of Horton, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other victim, 25-year-old Dalton Herwig, of Horton, was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Police said Herwig was in serious but stable condition by early Friday afternoon. Police say it appeared several vehicles were involved in the crash.

Officials have not said whether the vehicles involved stayed on the scene. Police closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours.

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