Pedestrian killed in Friday morning accident

A pedestrian has been killed in an accident in Shawnee County Friday morning.

According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, just after 4 a.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting that there was a male subject walking in the middle of the road on Highway 40 east of K-4.

A second call came in while deputies were on their way that an accident had occurred.

The man who had been walking in the road was found dead by a deputy.

The victim was walking westbound in the middle of the highway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound.

There is no suspicious activity believed to be involved in this accident and no signs of impairment of the driver of the vehicle. The accident is still under investigation.