Coroner identifies pedestrian hit & killed in Owensboro Sat. night

Coroner identifies pedestrian hit & killed in Owensboro Sat. night

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - One man is dead after deputies say he was hit by a vehicle Saturday night.

The Daviess County Coroner has identified the pedestrian as 74-year-old Richard James Fearon.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, crews responded to the intersection of Fairview Drive and Mallard Landing Loop for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle just before 8:50 p.m.

Deputies say Fearon was attempting to cross Fairview Drive from Stirrup Loop to Mallard Landing Loop when authorities say he walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

We are told Fearon was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor for the driver of the vehicle, according to deputies. Deputies tell 14 News that toxicology results are pending on the pedestrian.

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