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Plainview man killed in hit-and-run while walking along US 20
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Plainview man killed in hit-and-run while walking along US 20

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Authorities in northeast Nebraska are asking the public for help in solving a fatal hit-and-run police say occurred early Monday morning near Plainview. 

A motorist on U.S. 20 called the Pierce County Sheriff's Office shortly after midnight Monday to report a body along the roadway, according to a sheriff's office news release. 

Officials say Kolawole Akin Akinnigbagbe, 57, of Plainview, was struck by a car and killed while walking along the north shoulder of the highway. The vehicle left the scene.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office at 402-329-6346. 

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