RILEY COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Day of Leonardville, Kansas, has been identified as the pedestrian in a Friday morning hit-and-run collision in Riley County.

Chris Day, 38, was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving a big-rig near Leonardville Friday morning.


According to reports, Day was on-foot in the area of 12900 Barton Road in Leonardville, when he was struck by a passing vehicle around 4:30 a.m.

Investigators say they are searching for the hit-and-run driver.

Officials are attempting to locate the driver of a red Peterbilt semi truck and the driver of a late 90’s model white Ford Explorer.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the case should call Riley County Police at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777.


Geo quick facts: Riley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,115. The largest city and county seat is Manhattan. Riley County is home to two of Kansas’s largest employers: Fort Riley and Kansas State University – Wikipedia.

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