Pedestrian hit by Jeep on Interstate 76 in Brighton dies

A pedestrian on Interstate 76 died early Friday morning when he was hit by a Jeep Cherokee, police said.

The incident happened about 2:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway near the E-470 ramp, the Brighton Police Department stated in a news release.

The driver of the Jeep called police, along with a motorist who stopped to render aid. The man hit died at the scene.

One eastbound lane was shut down for several hours because of the incident. There were no other injuries. Investigators do not suspect drugs, alcohol or vehicle speed as a contributing factor in the crash. The victim will be identified by the Adams County Coroner’s Office after family has been notified. Police did not state in the release why the pedestrian was on the highway.

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