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Hit and run victim found on U.S. 70

By Gary Popp
Published in News on November 5, 2010 10:34 AM

Richard Leon Cook, 53, of Jackson Springs, was found dead this morning in the median of U.S. 70 West near its intersection with Community Drive, the victim, authorities believe, of a hit-and-run accident.

Cook's body was found about 7:30 a.m., but evidence indicated he was struck about 4 a.m.

Law enforcement officials say they believe Cook, a USDA employee on his way to work west of Wayne County, was struck by a commercial truck, but have no other leads as the investigation continues.

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