UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State police say a pedestrian killed along a busy southwestern Pennsylvania highway was walking to work from a methadone clinic when he was hit by a drowsy driver.
Police say 51-year-old Daniel Ferguson, of Uniontown, was walking along Route 51 in North Union Township when he was hit about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was headed to a convenience store where a friend was to give him a ride to work.READ MORE: Preorders For Ford Electric F-150 Lightning Tops 100,000
Police were continuing to investigate Thursday and haven’t charged the driver, 21-year-old Cody Pritchard, of Clare, Michigan.READ MORE: State Lawmakers Look To Fight Pollution in Michigan Auto Lots and Junkyards
Police say Pritchard is staying with relatives and told them he fell asleep and drifted off the highway and onto the berm where Ferguson was walking.
State police were still reconstructing the accident and are investigating along with the Fayette County coroner.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers Looks To Give More Time For Drivers To Renew Expired Drivers License and Vehicle Registrations
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