Pedestrian found dead on U.S. Highway 281 north of Pratt

Jennifer Stultz

An individual found dead on U.S. Highway 281 north of Pratt early Wednesday morning is believed to be the victim of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. Weather conditions were foggy and wet.

At 5:27 a.m. Pratt County EMS, Pratt County Rescue and the Pratt County Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Pratt County Dispatch regarding an accident one half mile north of Pratt on U.S. Highway 281.

The pedestrian was found deceased upon arrival of emergency response. The driver of the vehicle on the scene was not hurt.

U.S. Highway 281 was closed with the assistance of the Kansas Department of Transportation for over an hour so investigators could investigate the scene. The Kansas Highway Patrol also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation, which is ongoing at this time.

The identification of the persons involved has not been released at this time.