UPDATE: The pedestrian killed Monday night after being struck by two vehicles on Master Street in Corbin has been identified.
Corbin Police said the victim is Eason Miller, 75, of Corbin.
Lt. Coy Wilson said Miller has an address on Byrley Road in north Corbin.
“We have no idea why he was walking in that area,” Wilson said noting Miller had on dark clothing and was in the roadway when he was struck.
The driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that initially struck Miller has been identified as Robert Weber, 61, of Corbin. A 17-year-old female was driving the Dodge Nitro SUV that swerved to avoid the vehicles that suddenly stopped in the roadway and hit Miller a second time.
A man has died following injuries he suffered while walking along the side of Master Street in Corbin Monday evening.
According to authorities, the accident happened near St. John Ave. between N. Hancock Ave. and Wentworth Street at about 6:30 p.m. He was struck by a pickup truck. A second vehicle swerved to avoid, but also hit him. He was pronounced dead at the scene when authorities arrived.
A third vehicle was also involved in the crash, but did not appear to hit the pedestrian.
Emergency personnel said the man was wearing dark clothing. Witnesses say the man may have been trying to cross the roadway when the accident happened.
Corbin Police, Corbin Fire Department and EMS is on the scene, along with the Knox County Coroner. Kentucky State Police have also been called to investigate the crash.
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