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Police: Pedestrian killed when struck by van in Adair County


COLUMBIA, Kentucky — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a van in Adair County.

According to a news release from Kentucky State Police, 27-year-old Tyler L. Brower of Somerset was walking in a roadway east of Columbia when he was hit by the van around 1:18 a.m. Sunday. Brower was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the van, 53-year-old Rickie L. Collins of Powell, Tennessee, had just come over a hill when he hit Brower in the westbound lane.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville, Kentucky.

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