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Authorities release name of North Platte hit-and-run victim

January 28, 2019

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a hospital after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in North Platte.

He was identified as a North Platte resident, 65-year-old David Kohlmeier.

He was struck around 6:45 a.m. Friday by a vehicle that fled the scene. The vehicle and driver were soon found, and the man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other crimes. Lincoln County Court records don’t show that he’s been formally charged yet.

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