Police have identified a pedestrian who was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident along I-69 Friday.
Officials said Taquen Dayeh, 57, was working under the hood of his disabled semi-trailer near mile marker 264 when he walked from the front to the driver’s side. He was then struck by a Jeep driven by Rodney Hunley.
Dayeh was pronounced dead at the sceen.
Hunley reported drove to his Van Buren home following the accident. He had a friend transport him to the police department about an hour and a half later, police said.
Officials do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. Investigators are working to determine if a medical episode could have been a factor in the crash.