Pedestrian Killed While Trying to Retrieve His Dog

Maria Keena

O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOX) – An investigation is underway into a fatal pedestrian accident.

O’Fallon police report the victim, 78-year-old Richard Kurtz, died at Highway N and Long Wheat Drive while trying to retrieve his dog who had ran away.

A passerby saw the dog and caught it.

Then, while Kurtz was walking across Highway N with the dog, they were both struck and killed by a vehicle traveling Eastbound on Highway N. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

There is no word if charges will be issued against the driver.

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