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Kearney man killed in hit and run accident Tuesday on Hwy 44

Road blocks are set up on Highway 44 south of Kearney. (Source: KSNB)
Road blocks are set up on Highway 44 south of Kearney. (Source: KSNB)(KSNB)
Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 8:06 AM CDT
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KEARNEY COUNTY, Neb. (KSNB) - A Kearney man died following a hit and run accident on Highway 44 early Tuesday morning.

According to the Kearney County Sheriff’s Office the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. near U Road in the southbound lane of the highway.

Authorities said the victim, Christopher S. Hines, 43, of Kearney was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol, Kearney County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kearney County Attorney.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Kearney County Attorney’s Office.

The incident had a section of Highway 44 south of Kearney blocked off for many hours.

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