Updated with names: Nebraska teen pedestrian killed by car on I-29 south of Fargo
The 19-year-old woman was standing in the southbound passing lane when around 5:47 a.m. Sunday she was struck by a southbound 2014 Chevy Malibu driven by a 20-year-old man.
FARGO — A teen pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a car in the passing lane of Interstate 29 in southern Cass County.
Destinee Tuttle, a 19-year-old woman from Santee, Nebraska, was standing in the southbound passing lane when around 5:47 a.m. Sunday she was struck by a southbound 2014 Chevy Malibu driven by a 20-year-old man.
The driver, Gabriel Schroeder, and his 20-year-old female passenger, Ashanti Ashpole, both of Wahpeton, North Dakota, were not injured, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The driver braked and steered left but struck the pedestrian before crashing in the median near mile marker 51, the Highway Patrol stated in its release. Tuttle was declared dead on scene. Mile marker 51 is near Oxbow, North Dakota, about 350 miles north of Santee, Nebraska.
The Highway Patrol said the weather conditions were dark and clear and the road was dry. Southbound I-29 was closed for about three hours between mile markers 50 and 54.
The crash remains under investigation. No charges were filed.